Meet the Team

The Team

Ian Aldridge

Ian is chairman of Transcend Corporate. He joined Transcend in 2010 following a 21 year M&A career with Ernst & Young and PwC, latterly as Number Two in Ernst & Young’s National Technology, Media and Telecommunications M&A team.

Steve Bartlett

Steve joined Transcend in 2014 bringing 20 years corporate finance experience. He trained at PwC, moving to become a partner in the London corporate finance group at BDO. He has particular expertise in leveraged finance and private equity. He blends senior level experience with a hands-on style.

Dimitar Arnaudov

Dimitar is an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions team at Transcend Corporate.

Prior to joining Transcend in 2018, Dimitar studied for his MSc in Investment Analysis at Aston Business School, Birmingham.  Before that he graduated with a BSc in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Joe Chiles

Joe joined Transcend in 2018 as an Executive. He was previously at KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Joe is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Jill Curtis
Finance Director

Jill is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser who trained at PwC and subsequently had a long career at Ernst & Young, specialising in corporate taxation. Joining Transcend at its inception, Jill is Transcend Corporate’s Financial Controller and Compliance Officer.

Ian Curtis

Ian leads Transcend’s focus on Industrials. He founded Transcend following a long career in Private Equity and M&A with BDO, Ernst & Young and PwC, most recently leading BDO’s M&A team in the Midlands.

Matthew Imison

Matthew is an M&A Partner at Transcend’s China desk, based in Hong Kong. He joined the firm as a UK Partner in 2016, building on previous corporate finance roles with Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young.

Jane Williams
Assistant Director

Jane is an experienced deal manager, most recently spending nine years within the Deloitte Transaction Services team where she progressed to Assistant Director. She has worked across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and transaction types. She joined Transcend in 2010.