Partner - Corporate Finance
It’s exciting to work with business owners and management teams as they seek to grow, acquire and sell businesses, and rewarding to play some part in their success and help them achieve their objectives. I enjoy seeing at first hand the emotion and commitment that goes into running a successful businesses and the joy and relief when a transaction completes. I negotiate hard and bring experience, commitment and calmness under pressure.
Tom is one of our partners and head of Ashcroft Corporate Finance. He has an excellent pedigree, having trained as an ACA at EY and worked in the M&A and Private Equity teams at both Deloitte, in London, and RSM.
Tom joined us in 2014 to lead and build a corporate finance offering, extending the Ashcroft proposition to include full lead advisory services including company sales and management buy outs. Then, and now, he is excited to be part of a genuine advisory practice with a boutique feel advising on high quality local transactions.
Over the last 20 or so years, Tom has completed dozens of transactions and worked with some outstanding entrepreneurs and family businesses. He is well known and has strong relationships with lawyers, banks, and private equity firms in Cambridge, across the East of England, and in London. His experience means that he can work across many industries, but he has specialist knowledge of the veterinary, technology, and recruitment sectors.
Tom studied Modern History at university and briefly began a career as a history teacher. He also played cricket for Oxford University, but these days is more likely to be found coaching under 9s and under 11s at his local club.