John is a partner in our mergers and acquisitions team based in Manchester and has been a partner in the firm for over 20 years. He specialises in advising private shareholders and private equity owners about how they can realise some or all the value in their business, make acquisitions, non-core disposals or raise capital for growth.

John has led transactions incorporating trade sales, private equity investments and cross-border transactions. Clients come to him because of his wide range of experience across business and his hands on pragmatic approach. He has a reputation for taking time to understand owners’ requirements and providing solutions that work for them.

By drawing on his experience, he deals with the issues facing business owners today. John previously developed and sold his own professional services business which gives him first-hand experience of the issues facing both business owners and prospective business owners.

John has the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification. John is a member of the TMT, Private Equity, Real Estate and Financial Services sector groups, and has specialist experience in Fintech. He is key in co-ordinating and developing our Non-Executive Director relationships and with private equity houses.