The team

Steve Bartlett

D0118 359 3207
M07711 026899
SB0121 295 6666

Steve is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Transcend Corporate. He has spent 25 years as a corporate finance adviser, in large and medium accounting firms and investment banking. He has advised on a large number of mandates, encompassing buy-side, sell-side, management buy-outs, fund raising and strategic advice.

Steve qualified at PwC, where he was member of the national private equity advisory team. Latterly he was a partner in the corporate finance advisory team at BDO in London.

Steve has also spent time working in private equity and leveraged finance.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Swansea and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Transactions led include:

  • Sale of “Project Brass” to US trade buyer
  • Acquisition of Ultracomms by Babble
  • Sale of Koris Communications Group to MXLG Acquisitions
  • Sale of Butler and Young Group to Socotec UK
  • Sale of Exceedra to AFS Technologies
  • Sale of clckwrk to Remote Data Experts
  • Fund raising and equity restructuring of Connect Assist Limited
  • Sale of alwaysON Group to Cloud Direct
  • BIMBO of Connect Communications, funded by LDC
  • Support to PE backed portfolio business during debt/covenant re-negotiation
  • Advice to the management of Meteo Group during €190m buy-out backed by General Atlantic
  • Advice to LDC during the £18m buy-out of Property Software group from Guardian Media
  • Acquisition advice to privately owned contract catering business
  • Advice to the management of Key Retirement Solutions during the £35m buy-out backed by Phoenix Equity Partners
  • Advice to the management of World Trade Group during the £27m buy-out backed by Kester Capital
  • Advice to the management of Peveral during the £60m buy-out backed by Chamonix Private Equity and Electra
  • Advice to the management of Cath Kidston during the £106m buy-out backed by TA Associates
  • Advice to Phoenix Equity Partners during the £40m buy-out of Musto
  • £15m sale of Mountain Warehouse to Arev LLP
  • Advice to management of Kurt Gieger when undertaking £46m buy-out backed by Barclays Private Equity
  • Distressed sale of boutique corporate finance advisory firm
  • Advice to Primary Capital when undertaking £15m buy-out of Pacific Direct

Steve Bartlett


Dan Farnell


Ajay Dodhia


Joe Chiles

Senior Manager

Jill Curtis

Finance Director

Aiden Hawkes


Ian Curtis


Chris Bill


Eugenie Clay

Personal Assistant

Jane Williams

Assistant Director