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Founding Family

Dave Rebbettes BCMS
Dave Rebbettes
Dave is a founding director of BCMS, an expert in the company sale process, and an acknowledged thought leader within the M&A industry. Dave is the primary presenter at BCMS seminars worldwide. 
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Brian Rebbettes BCMS
Brian Rebbettes
A serial entrepreneur and business owner, Brian founded BCMS after undergoing a company sale of his own. His drive, commitment and experience have been instrumental in growing the business.
Steve Rebbettes BCMS
Steve Rebbettes
Steve developed and refined the BCMS approach to company sales. He understands first-hand the hard work and determination required to build and run a successful enterprise.

Executive Board

Steve Dally
Steve Dally

CEO

Steve is the strategic head of the business, and oversees the company’s growth in the UK and internationally. Steve has held a variety of board-level roles at multinational organisations.
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Steve Anstey
Steve Anstey

Executive Director

The founder and publisher of M&A magazine, Steve specialises in business strategy and analysis, ensuring we align our services in the very best interests of our clients.
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Jonathan Dunn BCMS
Jonathan Dunn

Executive Director

A highly experienced deal-maker, Jonathan leads a specialist team advising on a wide range of deal types. Jonathan joined BCMS in 2010 to lead the Major Transactions Group, responsible for large company sales. 
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Senior Management Team

Stephen Trigg
Stephen Trigg

Finance Director

An experienced financial professional – with a successful track record across many sectors including professional services, architecture, and construction – Stephen heads up the Finance and IT Teams at BCMS.
Duncan Wade
Duncan Wade

Director, Corporate Finance

After 11 years with EY, Duncan joined BCMS in 2016. He has extensive experience in complex transactions covering sell side, buy side, management advisory, capital structuring, debt financing and corporate recovery.
Geoff Pinder
Geoff Pinder

Head of Operations

Geoff oversees the four core delivery teams at BCMS. His role is to ensure that each of our expert deal teams is sufficiently resourced to deliver the exceptional service our clients expect.
Debbie Henderson
Debbie Henderson

Head of HR

Debbie manages BCMS’ greatest resource, our people. The HR team’s function is to select, train and support the most talented M&A professionals in the country.
Liz Jackson
Liz Jackson MBE

Head of Marketing

A hugely experienced marketer and public speaker, Liz is BCMS’ Head of Marketing. A former business owner, she is committed to ensuring BCMS clients' understand their full range of options.
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Mark Sapsford
Mark Sapsford

Head of International Operations

Mark heads up BCMS International Operations, and has sold SMEs in Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia. His division supports and advises our local deal-making teams around the world. 
Russell Pope
Russell Pope

Business Development Director

Russell heads up BCMS’ business advisory team. He has a 27-year track record in corporate finance, in management, board level and advisory roles, including at Arthur Andersen and Peel Hunt LLP.
Mike Sweeting
Mike Sweeting

Head of International Business Development

Mike is responsible for establishing operations in new countries. A key part is presenting seminars, where he gets to meet hundreds of clients every year from Dublin to Dubai.

Client Delivery Team includes

Lee Wickens
Lee Wickens

Data Resources Manager (Research)

Lee manages a team of Research Executives across Asia, Europe and Africa. His department uses our comprehensive data resources to identify potential acquirers for clients.
Jim Whitaker
Jim Whitaker

Lead Advisor

Working alongside clients in a wide range of sectors, Jim has a decade’s experience in corporate finance, risk management and relationship management, including at Black Horse Finance and Barclays. He joined BCMS in 2016.
Ken Barragan
Ken Barragan

Assistant Director, Corporate Finance

Having led Private Equity investments in the financial sector, including international transactions, Ken has wide-ranging experience in M&A, quantitative credit analytics and risk management technologies. 
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John James McGregor

Senior Manager

JJ heads up BCMS’ Lancashire-based deal team, with a particular focus on service delivery. His background is in management and training, including five years at Capita. 
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Mac Edwards

Lead Advisor

Since joining BCMS in in 2007, Mac has led dozens of successful transactions in areas as diverse as robotics, aerospace, healthcare and energy. Previously, Mac worked for HSBC Bank as a relationship Manager for High Net Worth clients.
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Ilan Elfassy

Lead advisor

Having run his own business, Ilan joined BCMS in 2007. He has successfully negotiated deals in sectors including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and packaging.
James Buckingham
James Buckingham

Head of Business Analysis

James is the Head of Business Analysis at BCMS and is responsible for the team of Business Analysts that financially review our clients. 
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Andrew Sims
Andrew Sims

Lead Advisor

With over 30 years’ experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Andrew has directed, managed and led acquisitions and divestments – including the management of acquired businesses.
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar

Senior Manager

Arun has over 15 years of M&A advisory experience at blue chips including ABN AMRO, Credit Suisse and RBS Corporate Finance, where he led teams in the industrial, infrastructure and TMT sectors.
Jonathan Tate
Jonathan Tate

Senior Manager

Jonathan heads a team of M&A specialists who identify the best buyers and deal terms for our clients. Prior to working at BCMS he held leadership roles in sectors including marketing and utilities.
Doug Edmunds
Doug Edmunds

Senior Manager

Doug leads a team of M&A specialists. He previously held senior roles within the technology and services sectors, as well as co-founding a successful business.
Chris Fox
Chris Fox

Research Team Manager

As UK Research Manager, Chris is instrumental in developing strategic solutions to identify the best acquirers for our clients. He manages a team of highly skilled research analysts.
Mark Bentley
Mark Bentley

PR and Managing Editor

Mark heads up the expert creative team responsible for producing tailored sales and marketing content on behalf of BCMS clients. An experienced journalist, he also manages PR and media initiatives.
Hugh Ashburner
Hugh Ashburner

Director

Responsible for deal strategy and negotiations, Hugh has led c40 transactions in over a decade at BCMS. Deals include securing investment from H2 Equity Partners for the GBUK group. 
Andy Denny
Andy Denny

Director

Andy has over a decade of experience at BCMS, completing c40 transactions across multiple industry verticals. Recent deals include the sale of Sleek MakeUP to Walgreens Boots Alliance Group.
Greg Garland BCMS
Greg Garland

Director 

Greg has a wide range of experience in the European mid- and large-cap market, having worked on successful transactions totalling over US$10bn since 2001. 
James Pugh
James Pugh

Senior Lead Advisor

James manages deal negotiations for clients in arenas including healthcare and financial services. An accountant by training, he has first-hand experience of starting and selling his own business.
Emma Tipper
Emma Tipper

Lead Advisor

Emma joined BCMS in 2013, and has already delivered a number of completions covering a wide range of sectors and transaction types, including sales to trade acquirers, private investors and MBOs.
Mike O'Connor
Mike O'Connor

Lead Advisor

An experienced transaction negotiator, Mike has worked on a wide variety of successful deals in over 10 years at BCMS. Past transactions include Wainwright Associates to Yes Pharma Services GmbH.
Scott Jones
Scott Jones

Lead Advisor

A prolific dealmaker, in his time at BCMS Scott has successfully led the sale of over 30 companies to a variety of high-profile acquirers, including AXA and Bidvest. 
Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas

Lead Advisor

Mark has led the sale of companies for BCMS over many years, across various industries and international markets, including food, technology, energy and  infrastructure.
Judith Robinson
Judith Robinson

Lead Advisor

Judith has successfully completed deals across a range of sectors, including energy, security and utilities. Recent successes include securing investment for BEST Energy Saving Technology Group.

Business Advisory Team includes

Mark Rebbettes
Mark Rebbettes
A senior figure at BCMS, Mark has extensive experience of the issues affecting companies of all sizes and sectors. He has particular expertise in helping business owners assess the saleability of their company. 
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Chris is committed to offering honest and pragmatic advice to business owners considering the sale of their business. He helps clients understand their objectives, and realise the full value of their investment.
Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley
A former business owner with a background in industry, Michael has over 16 years’ experience in professional services at BCMS, EY, Deloitte, ICAEW, BLP and CIMA.
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Vickie Hood
Having owned and run her own business, Vickie joined BCMS in 2007. A former Lead Adviser, she has advised clients on successful sales to a range of acquirers, from listed plcs to PE and private investors.
Steve McGuigan
Steve McGuigan
A vastly experienced M&A professional with 30 years’ experience in B2B management and consultancy, Steve helps clients develop tailored strategies as they look to take the first steps to a successful sale.
Glen Mallaby
Glen Mallaby
Glen has worked at BCMS for over 11 years, and completed c50 transactions. In addition, Glen spent two years coaching and developing BCMS Deal Leaders. His high-profile deals include the sale of Asidua to Civica Group.