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That’s why we are proud to offer our clients access to rich, experienced and varied backgrounds that have a proven track record of success.

Our authentic, personable and personalised approach has seen us work with our clients time and time again. And we welcome you to find out more about who could be helping you through your next business move.

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Having spent his early years in Transaction Services and Due Diligence with PwC and several years as part of Brewin Dolphin Corporate Advisory and Broking team and then a co-founder of Zeus Capital, Alex is an experienced corporate financier, investor and co-founder. Alex has a wealth of experience and contacts and is passionate about advising and guiding companies through a variety of corporate finance matters.

Alex Clarkson ACA, MCSI

Co-owner, Director

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Michael is an experienced and successful corporate financier and financial services professional. Michael qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and went on to specialise in Transaction Services. He then worked in investment banking, as a support services analyst and latterly head of research, winning industry awards and leading on many successful IPOs. Michael had a leading role in the management buyout of the Brewin Dolphin investment banking team, backed by leading international adviser N+1. Most recently before joining Bamburgh Michael was the CFO of an energy services start up that is now listed on AIM.

Michael Parkinson FCA

Co-owner, Director

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Richard has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, financial services and compliance. Alongside several roles, he acted as Chairman of the Primary Markets Expert Group at the Quoted Companies Alliance and as Risks and Regulatory Director at DSW Capital. Richard has strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a track record for achieving strategic objectives within highly regulated environments.

Richard Evans ACA, CISI

Chief Operating Officer

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Gabriel joined the team from KPMG having spent 5 years working on multi-sector domestic and international deals for private equity, corporate and owner-managed clients. He started his career in online retail management and business development roles in SMEs, in addition to internships at Barclays Corporate and Co-op Group. Gabriel is ACA-qualified and has a First Class degree in Economics and Finance.

Gabriel Schwalbe ACA

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Alex has over 14 years’ diverse experience across corporate finance, restructuring and finance. He has worked for both regional and national accountancy firms. Prior to joining Bamburgh, Alex spent 5 years working for two separate private-equity backed businesses, operating in the retail and financial services sectors. With primary responsibility for leading their acquisition programs he also gained significant experience in business operations during this period. Alex is a qualified accountant and holds a BSc in Economics from The University of Bristol.

Alex Wilson

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Krystel joined the team from PwC, where she spent over 3 years in assurance focusing on share-based compensation, defined benefit pensions and UK taxation across a broad range of clients and sectors.

Krystel Eastman

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Rakib qualified as Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in Newcastle and gained four years experience working with a wide range of clients from Listed companies to SMEs, across various industries including utilities, manufacturing and FMCG. He moved into corporate finance advisory services with a Northeast firm before joining Bamburgh Capital.

Rakib Islam

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John joined the team from the Hut Group plc, where he was financial controller for the MyProtein division, which generates annual revenues in excess of £500m. He joined the Hut Group in 2018 under their Finance Graduate scheme, subsequently qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. John brings financial planning and analysis and commercial investment appraisal experience to the team. John graduated in Economics from Newcastle University.

John Thornhill

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Charis joined the team in 2015 as our Accounts manager. Prior to this she had a successful career as a Clinical Vascular Scientist and was a senior member of the team at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Charis holds a BSc in Anatomy and Physiology from Manchester University.

Charis Clarkson


    Chris Brinsmead CBE

    Chris Brinsmead CBE served as a senior executive with Astrazeneca Plc for thirty years, and as a non executive chair and board member of a myriad of companies.

    These have included non for profit (council membership at Imperial College London), mutual (The Wesleyan Assurance Society), government (independent adviser to the UK Government on life sciences), and both public and private companies.


    David Evans CA

    David is an experienced Chairman and investor. He has a strong track record in taking companies through the IPO process and delivering significant value to shareholders. Along with considerable M&A experience, including cross-border deals with over 20 transactions completed in the diagnostics/life sciences space.


    Stuart Sharp LL.B

    Stuart’s exceptional 30 year career in the investment industry began in Scotland with Aberdeen Trust. He then joined Yorkshire-based Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Investments) and was a founding member of its successful funds team. As Investment Director there for over 10 years, he was instrumental in growing funds from £30 million to over £1 billion. He has won numerous UK investment industry awards for performance particularly in the Equity Income and UK Smaller Company sectors.


    Jonathan Summers

    Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur with full life-cycle experience from start-up to exit in two data businesses in 7 years. With nearly 30 years of experience in business development and leadership roles in data technology businesses including senior positions at IBM, EY and Accenture, he brings us invaluable insight and advice on cutting edge data technologies including the increasingly important growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning.


    John Samuel

    John is an experienced public company finance director. He has been a plc FD since 1994 and has created substantial shareholder value through resolving financial structural issues, strengthening balance sheets through strong working capital management and reshaping their strategic direction, targeting growth through both organic and buy and build strategies. He has considerable M&A experience including international deals in the USA and Europe with over 20 transactions completed in the technology, construction and engineering markets.


    • “What any business owner needs is the support of a sale management company which knows what you need to be thinking, before you have even had time to have the thought. Bamburgh Capital managed our sale superbly, supporting us with a top-notch team who guided us though every step of the process, navigating us around the holes in the road, slowing us down over the speed bumps and understanding the road signs along the way.”

      Gavin Ucko, Managing Director and Owner, The Happy Puzzle Company Ltd

    • “The team helped me, and my board explore a number of strategic options for Peakdale Molecular which resulted in a favourable sale to Concept Life Sciences. They provided excellent, commercial advice and were tenacious in the execution of the transaction.”

      Dr Ray Fisher, CEO & Co-founder, Peakdale Molecular Ltd

    • “Bamburgh Capital led the difficult negotiations with Genedrive plc and helped me to prepare for investment discussions, providing both strategic advice and hands on help. Bamburgh Capital investigated sources of capital and then introduced me to four carefully selected investors, all of whom made offers to invest. They led these negotiations on my behalf and secured an excellent funding package. Alex Clarkson was the lead and was always available and ready to help and provide advice and sound judgement.”

      Dr Cath Booth, CEO & Co-founder, Epistem

    • “There were multiple bidders and the interests of our private equity owners had to be managed alongside the bidders wishes to develop relationships and alignment with management. Bamburgh Capital helped us to navigate successfully through these negotiations, providing good quality commercial advice throughout”

      Adam Sullivan, CEO & Co-founder, Baywater Healthcare

    • “Alex and the Bamburgh Capital team were awesome. They helped us to prepare and negotiate a sale of Harvey Walsh to Open Health which has been a fantastic outcome for everyone involved. Alex helped us to understand and supported us as we agreed complex aspects to the transaction. Our relationship with Bamburgh Capital is long term and we have no doubt that we will work together in the future.”

      Sue Beecroft, CEO, Harvey Walsh

    • “The Bamburgh Capital team provided excellent corporate finance advice and hands-on support during our sale to Cabot Financial. They established and managed a process with multiple bidders and helped us agree a complex deal structure which brought together a number of shareholders. We were growing rapidly, and they helped us through a difficult due diligence exercise.”

      Jamie Hopwood, CEO & Co-founder, Orbit

    • “The outcome was a successful IPO for Ramsdens and its leadership team which achieved our objective as investors. Bamburgh Capital’s knowledge, expertise and contacts were invaluable throughout the process.”

      Tom Rowley, Director, Northedge Capital LLP

    • “I am pleased to say that Bamburgh Capital successfully introduced us to The British Strategic Investment Fund managed by Gresham House PLC who have funded both ‘The Depot’ and ‘The Mailbox’ for us and are looking to do much more with us in future. Bamburgh Capital were instrumental in securing and finalising these arrangements.”

      Nigel Rawlings, CEO & Co-founder, Rise Homes Ltd

    • “The team were able to access capital and provide both strategic and detailed transactional expertise as we created the business together through a series of three acquisitions, including the reverse takeover of a listed company. The support was commercially forensic and hands-on. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex and the team.”

      Dr Stewart White, CEO & Co-founder, Collagen Solutions plc

    • “I am clear that without the support from Bamburgh we would not have been able to launch, sustain and grow Alderley Lighthouse Labs in the way we have. Bamburgh Capital have worked with us to successfully closed both our Seed funding Round and Series A, securing an excellent future for our business”

      Mark Wigglesworth, CEO & Co-founder, Alderley Lighthouse Labs Ltd

    • “Bamburgh Capital supported us in establishing an investable business proposition and sourcing investors and have continued to support the Proveca team throughout our evolution. We appreciate and value our relationship, and the sensible corporate finance advice and business analysis support they provide.”

      Simon Bryson, CEO & Co-founder, Proveca

    • “I have enjoyed a long and fruitful friendship and business relationship with Bamburgh Capital. They have consistently provided me with invaluable advice, support, and insights along the way. Bamburgh Capital became co-founders of ReadyGo, assisting the business of raising capital, helping to build and strengthen my team, and executing my vision. My experience with them has always been characterised by trust, openness, independent commercial insights, innovative ideas, and vital contacts.”

      Ben Cobb, CEO & Co-founder, ReadyGo Diagnostics Ltd

    • “Bamburgh Capital have have been enormously valuable in steering the team through the trials and tribulations of what has been a very emotional time for them. I know the entire Vendigital leadership are delighted with the outcome, it is well beyond their initial expectations and the fact that we were able to avoid any material chipping was testament to the level of preparation and diligence in managing the process.”

      Chris Dennison, Chair, Vendigital

    • “I had worked successfully with Bamburgh Capital for several years. When the time came to seek a buyer for Advante, Bamburgh Capital acted quickly and effectively despite the Covid pandemic, which complicated the process substantially. Bamburgh Capital were highly responsive throughout, sensitive to the objectives and wider concerns of the management team and owners, and throughout were highly professional . In conclusion the sale realised probably more than was originally anticipated and was all managed to programme.”

      Carl Brian, Chair, Advante

    • “These two successive European/US cross border mergers demonstrate not only the continuing strength of activity in tech M&A, but also the effectiveness of the common, but distinctive, approach that characterises both Bamburgh Capital and Keystone; both organisations specialise in senior professionals, with the experience and confidence to give honest, bold and creative advice, being actively and deeply involved throughout the project. These deals demonstrate the success of that formula.”

      Ed Dawes, Corporate Lawyer, Keystone Law Ltd

    • “Bamburgh Capital have been a core part of the Mudano advisory team for many years, supporting the executive team in setting business strategy driven by value creation and realisation. Their expertise and insight has helped shape the business at every step of the way, ultimately, delivering significant outcomes for the team and their clients.”

      Jonathan Summers, Co-founder and CCO, Mudano Ltd

    • “Bamburgh’s support went well beyond just the professional advice, industry contacts and investment process management. They were ingrained in our leadership team, driving our strategic thinking and supporting the founders through the emotional process of finding the right long-term partner for the business we had created. They helped us optimise the business and the transaction for long term value and ultimately brokered a deal to sell to Accenture that delivered for our team, the founders and for Accenture.”

      Ed Broussard, Co-founder and CEO, Mudano Ltd

    • “…we thank the brilliant Bamburgh Capital team who led the acquisition on our behalf. The Bamburgh crew’s energy, level of support, and professionalism have been a big ingredient in the success of this deal. Having gone above and beyond, I’m grateful I had the opportunity to work with the talented team at Bamburgh Capital and hope to do so again in the future.”

      Biro Florin, CEO & Co-founder, Jexo Tech Ltd

    • “Bamburgh demonstrated a valuable combination of skills, approach and expertise in advising the Board to navigate a particularly complex process through to its successful conclusion. What was particularly apparent is their commitment to achieving the right outcome , both through the sustained effort from a team of experienced professionals and the way they use this experience to provide best-in-class advice and execution and to lead from the front in helping to deliver a successful transaction.”

      Alasdair Macdonald, CEO, Tekmar Group plc

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