Chairman Jim Keeling interviewed by The Telegraph’s Business Reporter

Corbett Keeling is actively seeking to grow its team

Corbett Keeling is actively recruiting ACAs who qualified with a Big 4 firm and have a minimum of two years M&A transaction experience.

We believe in:

Balance: Quality not quantity, efficiency and a life outside work

Excellence: Accuracy, clarity and self-review

Self-motivation: Determination, responsibility and pro-active creativity

Trust: Honesty, integrity and loyalty

At all times we seek to be the “BEST” at what we do. If you identify with our values and would like to work in a small team where you will have a meaningful impact on the firm’s performance with an opportunity to shape the future growth of the business, please email our HR Director, Neill Clark, at

Corbett Keeling advises Futuresource on its sale to a US private equity fund

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce it has advised the owners of Futuresource on the sale of their business to a US-based global private equity fund.

Futuresource provides essential data and strategic insight to a range of clients with an interest in the dynamic electronics and media industries including the largest well-known global brands.

The founders of Futuresource had, over 20+ years, built a successful business and were now looking to reduce their financial commitment and find a good home for the business as they stepped back.

Sarah Carroll, Co-founder, Futuresource said: “As with most entrepreneurs, we have poured our hearts into our business and, although realising we would at some point need to step back, were cautious about beginning the process. The team at Corbett Keeling really were excellent at guiding us through the options and, when the time came, ensuring we secured the best deal with the best partner.”

Click here for the full deal announcement.

London Stock Exchange ELITE newsletter

Corbett Keeling’s Chairman Jim Keeling shares the firm’s views on current levels of activity in the UK M&A market in the latest edition of the London Stock Exchange ELITE newsletter. Read the full article here.

Corbett Keeling is a corporate finance advisory partner to the London Stock Exchange ELITE program.

Deal making activity remained robust in the 2nd quarter

In the latest edition of UK Private Company Director, the quarterly newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses, Jim Keeling, Chairman of Corbett Keeling, reports that deal making activity remained robust despite the political uncertainty engendered by the General Election.

Kirsten Gohl joins Corbett Keeling as Analyst

As part of Corbett Keeling’s continued growth, we are delighted to announce that Kirsten Gohl has joined Corbett Keeling as a corporate finance analyst.

Prior to joining Corbett Keeling, Kirsten worked as a financial consultant for the South African telecoms group, MTN Communications, before which Kirsten qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. Her client base included private and Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed businesses across a broad range of sectors including telecoms, real estate, and consumer.

Kirsten graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) with a degree in Business Commerce and an award for Top Business Management Thesis.

Commenting on her new position, Kirsten said: “I am delighted to join the team at Corbett Keeling, where I was immediately drawn to their personal and tailored approach to each and every client’s circumstances. I will leverage my financial and commercial expertise across various sectors to ensure that clients are given the best advice possible.”

Corbett Keeling appointed as London Stock Exchange ELITE program partner

Corbett Keeling has been appointed as a corporate finance partner of the London Stock Exchange ELITE program.

The ELITE program prepares and structures growing companies for future growth and investment, and facilitates engagement between the UK’s most ambitious private companies, industry experts and corporate advisory and investor communities.

For more information visit

Globalscope Partner Firms Gather for Semi-Annual Conference

Representing Globalscope’s UK member firm Corbett Keeling and in his role as Global Head of Sectors, Jim Keeling attended Globalscope 21st semi-annual conference, alongside 85 other delegates in Milan to discuss deal opportunities, hear from local industry and M&A experts, meet local investors and develop the network.

Globalscope members also met with Milan’s top Private Equity representatives and discussed best practice when working with PE firms. Globalscope sector experts met with their teams and updated the network on the current trends and completed transactions.

Corbett Keeling’s interview with RateSetter in advance of UK Private Business Awards

The UK Private Business Awards recognise the achievements and important contributions entrepreneurs and private businesses make to their community and the UK economy.

In the build up to this year’s event in September, we caught up with 2016 award winner RateSetter – the peer-to-peer borrowing and lending platform – to discuss the benefits of winning the award and the key factors that led to RateSetter’s business success.

We caught up with 2016 award winner RateSetter – the peer-to-peer borrowing and lending platform – to discuss the benefits of winning the award and the key factors that led to RateSetter’s success.

For the full interview please click on the attached link.

International deal-making practitioners increasingly sophisticated – says Corbett Keeling Corporate Finance’s Jim Keeling in ICAEW’s Corporate Financier magazine

Corbett Keeling’s Chairman and CEO, Jim Keeling, has been interviewed for the ICAEW’s monthly magazine on corporate finance. The article, which is printed in the April edition of the magazine, looks at the volume and value of transatlantic deals after a politically turbulent 2016, as well as the cultural differences that can arise when working with US firms.

Also interviewed as part of the article were fellow Globalscope members Russ D’Alba of Paramax Corporation, and John Sloan of Allegiance Capital; both based in the USA.

Click the image below for a link to the full article.

Cover - CorpFin magazine