James Pugh & Mark Sapsford
We welcome James and Mark to the team who bring decades of Merger & Acquisitions experience through hundreds of client transactions backed by an abundance of positive client testimonials. They pride themselves on giving clients ethical and effective advice, whether that’s finding targets to complete a buy and build a strategy or when looking to exit your business.
Completing well over 40 M&A transactions is not James’ proudest achievement: it’s the way they got done that matters more to him – and his clients. Some of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs would testify that it was the combination of tireless energy, boundless patience, relevant expertise, cross-border experience, and good humour that made the difference between transactional success and frustrating setbacks.
He has founded, grown, and exited several businesses of his own, understanding and seeing issues from all perspectives. A natural entrepreneur, James avowed intent is to be an antidote to corporate mediocrity.
James holds a degree in Accounting with Banking and Finance from Cardiff Business School.
Few professionals have led, overseen, or facilitated quite as many successful transactions as Mark, in as many jurisdictions. His tally exceeds 45, but he has overseen at least 100 more, leading teams in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Middle East Australia. This breadth of experience has given him a rare insight into global best practices, international contacts, and unearthing opportunities. Matching depth derives from past lives in the RAF, oil industry, and recruitment.
Peter is delighted to have James and Mark on board and looks forward to helping clients achieve their end goals for their business. As with all aspects of business coaching, it’s important to have expert knowledge and experience to rely on when you’re entering unchartered waters. James and Marks’ combined experience will benefit and bring confidence to, any business owners looking to merge or sell their business.