Working nationwide. Securing deals across the world. Springboard is a partner you can rely on.

Springboard is an independent-minded Corporate Finance specialist whose partners have more than 125 years combined experience advising on successful UK and international transactions.

A truly partnership-led approach

Receive a tailored, partner-led approach during every step of the process. Committed to ensuring you achieve maximum value, your assigned Springboard partner will work with you to provide personal, confidential, and trustworthy advice.

A deep understanding of all parties to any transaction

Having worked extensively as both advisors and funders, you can trust in our partners’ breadth of resource, commitment, and market expertise to achieve the optimal result for you.

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 79 6775 6183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Chris Rawstron

Chairman

Chris is a corporate lawyer with 38 years experience of growing and developing successful, highly motivated and profitable teams.

Chris was most recently national head of Corporate Law at Irwin Mitchell and led the Corporate team at DLA Piper in the Midlands.  He began his career with Edge Eddison now Squire Patton Boggs.

Chris has worked with and advised a large number of listed and private domestic and international groups and been a trusted advisor to a number of very successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

+44 845 838 1680

Chris Rawstron

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has a wealth of experience advising on a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a wide range of sectors but with a passion for technology.

He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, institutional investors, corporates, and management teams.

Matt won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2023 West Midlands Rainmaker awards.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Raising finance – Debt and Equity
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Sector
+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Matt Wong

Assistant Director

Matt is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to Springboard, Matt worked in Investment Banking at Zeus advising both publicly listed and financial sponsors on IPOs and buy-side assignments.

Matt graduated from the University of Buffalo in the USA with a BA in Economics and has a MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University. Prior to Zeus, he worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Corporate Finance team advising on buy and sell-side assignments.

+44 845 838 1680
mwong@springboardcf.com
Matt Wong

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Liam Bradney

Executive

Liam is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2023 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Liam worked in audit at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He graduated from Carleton College in the USA with a BA in Economics.

+44 845 838 1680
lbradney@springboardcf.com
Liam Bradney

Zoe Mountford

Executive

Zoe is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2024 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Before joining Springboard, Zoe graduated from the University of Warwick, with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Zoe then went on to work in audit and Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, with a sector focus on TMT, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

+44 845 838 1680
zmountford@springboardcf.com
Zoe Mountford

Tom Perraton

Executive

Tom, who joined Springboard in 2024 as an Executive, previously worked in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Before joining Deloitte, Tom attended Lancaster University and graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2020.

+44 845 838 1680
tperraton@springboardcf.com
Tom Perraton

Pritesh Mistry

Business Development Manager

Pritesh, is a Business Development Manager at Springboard Corporate Finance, bringing 8 years of proficiency in professional services to his role.

Pritesh excels in identifying opportunities and fostering growth. His strategic insights and extensive background highlight his role as an industry professional.

Having graduated from university in 2012, Pritesh’s career journey has been marked by significant contributions to renowned professional services firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, and Addleshaw Goddard. His track record as an Origination Manager showcases his adeptness in cultivating and nurturing client relationships, driving business growth, and strategic origination.

+44 845 838 1680
pmistry@springboardcf.com
Pritesh Mistry

Shivan Vallabh

Associate

Shivan is an Associate at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Associate

Hamza is an Associate at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Amrit Singh

Analyst

Amrit is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, accomplished in 2023. Her core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Amrit brings with her a strong background in finance administration, coupled with valuable work experience at KPMG.

+44 845 838 1680
asingh@springboardcf.com
Amrit Singh

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and st