• It was a pleasure dealing with Jim Keeling and his team throughout the process. We wanted to find the right partners and to do the right deal for us – Corbett Keeling delivered just that.
    Chris Leach
    Chairman and Founder, Air Charter Service Group
  • Corbett Keeling’s insight and understanding of ACS were invaluable and we were delighted to work with Jim Keeling and his team to bring the deal to a successful conclusion.
    Adrian Lurie
    Partner, Alcuin Capital Partners
  • Corbett Keeling created a way forward, where others could not, at a critical moment for the management team. Their access to the appropriate funders in the UK and overseas, and their ability to move quickly, were both crucial to making this transaction possible.
    Patrick Banks
    CEO, Speciality European Pharma
  • From a grateful client, thank you very much for your constant advice, graciousness and kind understanding towards myself and others. It is greatly appreciated.
    Grateful Client
    Major shareholder, Deal that did not go through because of Brexit
  • We were delighted with the advice and assistance we obtained from the Corbett Keeling team throughout the process.
    Jonathan Shorts
    Former owner, Gee Lawson
  • Not only was Corbett Keeling’s advice always timely, to the point and in our best interest but, crucially, they had outstanding knowledge and understanding of the potential buyers, whether trade or financial and UK or overseas.
    John Horgan
    Co-Founder and Director, AMI
  • We really welcome the opportunity of joining Alcuin and moving the company forward in the next stages of its development. To arrive at this point we were advised over a period of months by the team from corporate financiers, Corbett Keeling;  many thanks to them for getting what we believe was the best result from the best buyer for  our business.
    Andrew Reynolds
    Co-Founder and Director, AMI
  • We were delighted to be introduced to Duke Street, owners of Payzone Group, by our UK partners Corbett Keeling and were ideally placed to advise on the sale of their Greek subsidiary to OPAP. This transaction demonstrates how the Globalscope Partners work together to provide their clients with the best possible corporate finance advice on a worldwide basis.
    Takis Solomos
    Founding Partner, First Athens
  • The advisory team at Corbett Keeling / Equiteq provided crucial input both prior to and during this transaction. Over about two years up to closing the deal, they advised on how to make the value of our business clear to prospective partners and then deal with their approaches. This helped us attract the right company, at the right time for the right price. In the final months, during the sale process itself, they provided invaluable input on how to present to, and negotiate with, the purchasers. Throughout, they were always available when needed, working diligently and providing incisive, timely advice.
    Nick Hooke
    Co-founder, Challenge Energy
  • Corbett Keeling executed this transaction for us with a high level of professionalism.
    Peter Hall
    Chief Executive, Bestinvest, on the sale of its subsidiary Lovat to Towergate
  • The team at Corbett Keeling provided incisive and timely advice over a period of several years in the build up to the MBO of Advanced Power.  It was extremely helpful to be able to contact them as and when we needed.  Their advice was not only helpful on the MBO itself but also in respect of wider business issues.  We hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in the future – and are looking forward to that.
    Martin Bashall
    General Counsel, Advanced Power AG
  • Many thanks to Alpha’s advisors on this transaction, Corbett Keeling and Equiteq; the whole process was as painless as it could be, which is a great testament to the quality of their advice and input.
    Chris Harper
    MD, Baird, private equity owner of Alpha following its sale by Corbett Keeling
  • We were very pleased with the support we received from Corbett Keeling and Equiteq. They were very knowledgeable about our industry, helped us build a compelling value case for an investment by Baird, and managed our process very effectively and diligently to achieve an excellent result for all.
    Nick Kent
    Former CEO and now vice-Chairman, Alpha Financial Markets
  • Corbett Keeling’s familiarity with the UK private equity market alongside ours in Germany meant we were able introduce to the Hörmann Group a unique opportunity to strengthen its presence in the UK industrial and domestic door market.   It is an excellent example of how the Globalscope network of international corporate finance advisers can work.”  Michael Moritz, CatCap Corporate Finance.
    Michael Moritz
    Michael Mortiz, CatCap Corporate Finance
  • We are absolutely delighted with the deal, our new home with Chime and what that means for the future of our business. It's been a pleasure working with the Corbett Keeling team, their expertise in our sector and attention to detail were instrumental in making the deal happen with a win/win deal structure for both parties.
    Lesley Howell
    Co-founding Director, pH Associates Ltd
  • The transaction was far more complex than I had initially realised. Dealing with banks and lawyers in various foreign jurisdictions as well as the UK and also ensuring that we were completely compliant with all the relevant tax authorities was no mean feat and Corbett Keeling managed the whole process with complete professionalism and utmost care - we could not have done it without them.
    Andy Leslie
    Former Controlling Shareholder, ANA Aviation Services
  • Corbett Keeling came up with solutions for us where others could not find them. Their access to funding is excellent and their determination to get the deal completed in a tight time-frame was vital in achieving a successful outcome. What is more, we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
    Jens Pedersen
    CEO, Efficio
  • I have worked with Corbett Keeling on a number of projects and the team is always efficient and responsive. Importantly, they have very good access to sources of funds, whether for equity or debt.
    Mark Pattle
    Chief Executive, Glencairn
  • Corbett Keeling advised Linguaphone on raising development capital over three successive funding rounds. It was the lead financial adviser on these transactions, providing necessary continuity throughout and ensuring a good balance of shareholders.
    Gordon Power
    Inflexion Ltd, one of Linguaphone’s Principal Institutional Backers
  • Corbett Keeling were a breath of fresh air - they came highly recommended and I can see why. We were a young management team with no experience in selling a business or trying to achieve an MBO and it was initially quite daunting. Their approach was personal and it really felt like they were not only on our side but totally supporting us, ensuring we understood each step and what we could achieve. It was largely due to them that we achieved the MBO we wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone and have already done so.
    Helen Merfield
    Managing Director, HCML
  • Corbett Keeling advised me on our recent MBO. It was the most important deal of my life and so it was essential I had the best advice available. Jim Keeling was engaged with the deal as if it was his own. His personal involvement, attention to detail, experience and sixth sense of knowing what to do and when, were a huge benefit and comfort to me. Experts in their field, Corbett Keeling are a corporate finance firm with the calibre and expertise to help you achieve your goals, but also the empathy and customer care to make you feel special.
    Mark Cornford
    CEO, Integrity Print
  • The team at Corbett Keeling was imaginative and resourceful in finding the best possible investor to finance the management buy-out of Towry Law Insurance Brokers. They also played a crucial role in negotiating with the vendors and providing general guidance on the legal and financial intricacies of the deal. They were always available and responsive. It was a pleasure to work with them.
    Martin Wright
    Corbett Keeling’s Client and Leader of the Buy-out team
  • Beyond the professionalism and expertise, which is easily taken for granted, Corbett Keeling brings a remarkable talent for managing Buyer’s and Seller’s expectations throughout the process of putting a deal together. This is an essential ingredient for a successful MBO.
    Christopher Spratt
    Chairman, Tysers
  • Corbett Keeling were my financial advisers on the successful management buy-out of BigHead Bonding Fasteners Limited. Their advice throughout the transaction was excellent; they have very good access to both equity and debt funds, and played a crucial role in negotiating detailed funding terms. CK also provided invaluable help in reaching agreement with the vendor on price, and their sector expertise was a key factor in consummating the deal.
    Brian Giddings
    Managing Director, Bighead Bonding Fasteners Ltd
  • Over the course of the sale of our business we worked with several members of the team at Corbett Keeling. They were all excellent – showing strength in depth and breadth. The care and attention they put into advising us, and their skill in finding a buyer and dealing sensitively with all the parties involved in the transaction, were outstanding.
    Steve and Julie Hill
    Former owners of Harris Hill, following its sale to a Management Buy-in team
  • Corbett Keeling helped us arrange a change of ownership at Gieves & Hawkes, with the controlling shareholder buying out the minority. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the firm and were particularly pleased with the efficient and cost-effective nature of their approach.
    Mike Nicholson
    Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes plc
  • Corbett Keeling identified a buyer for our business with pin-point accuracy. Many thanks for helping us to achieve a profitable end to our eight year period of owning and developing Interframe.
    Warrick Butler
    Former Managing Director, Interframe
  • Corbett Keeling advised us on restructuring the funding of Opus Holdings. They were particularly helpful in discussions between the company, its private equity backers, and its senior debt and mezzanine funding providers. They then advised management on exit strategies which led to a successful exit from the business.
    Bob Bareham
    Finance Director, Opus Holdings, backed by Bridgepoint Capital and The Royal Bank Of Scotland
  • Simon Keeling acted as our expert witness in a very complex professional negligence action. We asked him to consider a number of fund-raising matters, including the way in which one would go about attracting investment into a substantial overseas telecoms project. Simon’s input – in particular, his ability to translate arcane issues into comprehensible reports to be placed before a Court – was most impressive and was greatly appreciated by both the client and the legal team.
    Tim Bullimore
    Squire & Co, Solicitors
  • Corbett Keeling advised us on a series of transactions, including a de-merger and two investments, leading to the successful disposal of Chivers. The service provided was always to the highest standard, with integrity, commitment and continuity.
    Simon Gibbs
    Former Managing Director, Chivers Communications
  • A million thanks to the team at Corbett Keeling for all your heroic efforts on our behalf … in the words of Harold Macmillan ‘No-one could have tried harder, no-one could have been more persuasive …
    Boris Johnson
    Foreign Secretary
  • Corbett Keeling advised the owners of GB International on a phased exit. First, they introduced us to the company and then they helped funds we manage and the original owners' exit, handling a delicate ‘single buyer auction’ to an overseas purchaser with great skill. We are grateful both for the introduction to the investment and for the continuity they provided.
    Phil Cammerman
    Executive Chairman, YFM Equity Partners
  • John Herring has advised me on the pros and cons of a number of transactions. His assistance and advice are always timely and to the point, and it is a pleasure to work with him. His help on the acquisition of Edinburgh Woollen Mills was vital to the success of that transaction.
    Philip Day
    Chief Executive, Edinburgh Woollen Mills, following its purchase from Rutland Trust in a secondary MBO
  • Financial advisory firms have a critical role ... They introduce companies that are not simply investment ready, but investment grade ... Too many unadvised deals are excessively risky or simply not viable. It is, therefore, essential to invest in transactions that involve adequately remunerated advisers.
    Mark Wignall
    Managing Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners, commenting on the role played by Corbett Keeling and others
  • We have been deeply impressed by the integrity, tenacity and intellectual quality of your actions … your commitment and time input have been impeccable … working with you has been a first class experience and your support has been much appreciated … I hope we can continue a business relationship in the future.
    Douglas Blausten
    Managing Director, Oakburn Properties Plc
  • Corbett Keeling identified and introduced us to Hodgson & Faraday as a suitable acquisition target. They then provided valuable input in the negotiations to help us complete the transaction.
    David Saunderson
    Controlling Shareholder, Cantab Asset Management
  • Corbett Keeling were extremely helpful with the acquisition of MeetingZone, including making a very early introduction to the company as a prospective investment for our funds at GMT.
    Tim Green
    Partner and Co-founder, GMT Communications Partners