The team

Ian Aldridge

D0118 359 3133
M07770 943117
SB0121 289 3310

Ian is chairman of Transcend Corporate.

Following a twenty year advisory career, where Ian advised on a variety of different types of transactions including sales, acquisitions and management buy-outs, he has recently reduced his transaction management responsibilities, to take on the role of chairman of Transcend.  In this role his brings his considerable experience and knowledge to a the Transcend business in the form of oversight and guidance.

Details of some of the transactions which Ian has worked on in recent years, including a number of cross-border deals, are given here.

Ian formerly worked in senior positions in two of the “Big Four” financial services firms, Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), and Ernst & Young. Ian led Ernst & Young’s Mergers & Acquisitions team in the Thames Valley prior to being asked to join a national IT sector Mergers & Acquisitions team as number two, in London.

Ian is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as holding their specialist Corporate Finance qualification.

Transactions led include:

  • Sale of Sardatur Holidays Ltd
  • Sale of Peter Hawkins Ltd
  • Sale of Two10Degrees Limited to Nova Group
  • Sale of Snail Mail Limited and FP Southern Limited to Francotyp-Postalia Ltd
  • Sale of The Wireless Works (UK) Limited to AIM-listed Avesco Group plc
  • Sale of the Nortons Practice to Vistra Group Holdings
  • Sale of Signify Solutions Ltd to Accumuli PLC
  • Advisor to Newco on the growth investment in Jigsaw24 by NorthEdge Capital LLP
  • Sale of Food Industry Technical to Efficient Energy Management Group, a company funded by Fleming Family & Partners Private Equity
  • Sale of Micropoint Managed Services to IP Integration
  • Adviser to Newco on the MBO of SG Magnets
  • MBO of the trade and assets of the security business from Redstone Managed Solutions, a subsidiary of Redstone PLC
  • Sale of Reclaim-IT to Clover Technologies Inc
  • Adviser to the management team on the secondary MBO of Hospedia Group, funded by Marlin Private Equity
  • Sale of Hand Held PCs to Timico Ltd
  • Sale of Pixology to PhotoChannel Networks Inc
  • Sale of Xpert Group to Redstone PLC
  • Sale of Basilica Group to BT Group PLC
  • Adviser to the Board of BOC on the sale of BOC Edwards Pressures business to Ingersoll Rand
  • Sale of Fastnet Group to Redstone PLC
  • Sale of Branded & Media division of Thus PLC to iTouch PLC
  • Sale of Oldham & Tomkins to The Capita Group PLC
  • Sale of Market Solutions to NASDAQ listed Onyx Software Corporation

Ian Aldridge


Steve Bartlett


Dimitar Arnaudov


James Cooper


Joe Chiles

Assistant manager

Jill Curtis

Finance Director

Tom Nash

Assistant Manager

Ian Curtis


Matthew Imison


Eugenie Clay

Personal Assistant

Jane Williams

Assistant Director