Ian is Chairman of Transcend Corporate. During a twenty plus years advisory career, with three of the top six accounting firms, Ian has also advised on a number of management buy-outs and acquisition advisory assignments.
Details of some transactions worked on in recent years are included below. Ian has spent the last ten years focused on business disposals with a particular emphasis on international Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.
Ian headed BDO Stoy Hayward’s Mergers & Acquisitions team in the Midlands region having joined BDO Stoy Hayward’s Corporate Finance department as a direct entry Partner in 2002. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and has specialised in Corporate Finance advisory work since 1988, also spending six years at Ernst & Young where he specialised in international Mergers & Acquisitions assignments.
Ian is a graduate of the University of Sheffield and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.