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Translink UK – IMA
45 King William Street
Tel: +44 (0)203 011 5303
The Old Rectory
Main St, Glenfield
Tel: +44 (0)116 344 0443
Translink UK – BHP
2 Rutland Park
Tel: +44 114 268 1000
Lawnswood Business Park
Tel: +44 113 274 3496
Email addresses are of the form of “first name’s first letter”+”last name”@translinkcf.com. For example John Doe’s email address is email@example.com.
Stuart Hands, Managing Director
Stuart leads the cross-border M&A team of Translink Corporate Finance – IMA in the UK, and has extensive experience in global buy and sell-side assignments. Stuart, a Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, having qualified with Ernst & Young, the ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, where he commenced his Corporate Finance career, some 18 years ago. Stuart established an independent Corporate Finance practice in 2004 that today serves both UK and international clients on Sales, Acquisitions, Buy-outs and Carve-outs, helping achieve the strategies of family owned businesses, private equity backed businesses and listed companies. He has participated in various deals within the automotive sector and is member of our automotive industry group.
David Browne, Associate
David has over 25 years’ corporate finance experience, and has worked with more than 400 business owners to complete over 200 deals worth more than £2bln across the globe. As well as a Big 4 and mid-tier background, David has also worked as a commercial director and shareholder within a global private equity backed business and acted as a principal in both acquiring and disposing of that business. He has a strong track record of establishing and growing leading and award-winning corporate finance teams. David is a founding partner at Provantage Corporate Finance. David has participated in various deals within the IT sector and is member of our IT industry group.
Sally Saunders, Associate
Sally started off as a Chartered Accountant and has been active in Corporate Finance since 2002. She has a track record of a wide variety of transactions, many cross-border – largely with the US. Being a founding partner of Provantage Corporate Finance, an owner-managed business, Sally completely understands that a clients’ decision to sell their business wholly or even partially is never taken lightly and works tirelessly to achieve a successful result. Sally has participated in various deals within the industrials sector and is member of our industrials industry group.
David Forrest, Partner
David has over 30 years’ corporate finance experience, including a period as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for a listed plc where he completed over 20 transactions in the UK and the US in a four year period. He was a founder partner of Ingram Forrest Corporate Finance, establishing successful offices in the North of England and in 2006 merged that business with BHP. David has a particular focus on mid-market corporate acquisitions and disposals, alongside acting for a number of major UK banks and private equity houses. He is a founder holder of the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Qualification.
Don Gray, Partner
Don has over 20 years’ corporate finance experience. He joined BHP Corporate Finance in 2006 having previously worked in the corporate finance teams at EY, KPMG and PwC. He has a wide range of transaction experience, in advising both private and quoted businesses, specialising in corporate M&A, buyouts and lead advisory services. Don has particular expertise in working with shareholders and management teams of private companies, helping them maximise value through competitive processes, many of which are international in nature. Don has transacted across a broad variety of sectors but he has a particular interest in manufacturing, engineering and technology. Don is a founder holder of the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Qualification.
Kevin Davies, Director
Since transferring into BHP Corporate Finance in 2006 having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Mathematics, Kevin has worked on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs. He has particular experience of working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors. He takes great pleasure in working closely with his clients, developing strong relationships and helping them achieve their ultimate aspirations. Kevin is a holder of the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance qualification.
Hamish Morrison, Partner
With around 20 years of Corporate Finance experience, Hamish joined BHP Corporate Finance in 2012 after starting his career at EY and then a UK national firm. He has a reputation of delivering outstanding results for his clients whilst providing them with great strategic insight and innovative solutions to problems. His focus is on businesses in the mid-market arena, involved in a range of transactions from acquisitions and disposals to management buy-outs. Hamish’s presence has proven pivotal in a variety of deals. Hamish is also the Joint Managing Partner of the wider BHP practice. He has participated in various deals within the IT sector and is member of our IT industry group.
Martin Athey, Partner
Martin is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the profession. Whilst Martin can draw on his wide-ranging transactional experience he now concentrates solely on financial due diligence. He has specialised in corporate finance since 2006 and has experience of working on UK and cross-border acquisitions, fund raisings, disposals, and public flotations, for clients such as owner-managed businesses, large corporates, PLCs and financial institutions. Prior to joining BHP Corporate Finance Martin led a regional due diligence team for a UK national firm. Martin also spent three months on secondment in industry, overseeing the post-acquisition integration of a business that he advised a client on acquiring.
Andy Haigh, Partner
Andy has been providing corporate finance advice to owner managed businesses for well over a decade both within Baker Tilly’s M&A and Private Equity team and now at BHP Corporate Finance. He has substantial experience in advising directors, shareholders and management teams on many areas of strategy including corporate finance, acquisitions and exit/succession strategies for owner-managers. Andy won the Emerging Dealmaker award at the 2016 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards.