Lexington advises upon completed deals worth over £25 million in first twelve months

By Raspberry Jim,


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A staggering £25 million in transactions has been completed by Cardiff-based Lexington Corporate advisors in its first year.


The corporate advisory firm is celebrating the significant achievement as it marks its first year in business.


Since being established in January 2016 the Maltings-based firm has worked on completed transactions in excess of £25 million, co-founder and director Gary Partridge said.


This was achieved after it acted on significant deals, including the management buyout of the building contractor, A&N Lewis, and the sale of the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) care specialist, NewBridges, to TracsCare.


The Cardiff-based firm, which was founded by Mr Partridge and Nigel Greenaway, has also more than doubled in size increasing its headcount to a transaction focussed team of seven.


Significantly, Julian Baines MBE was appointed as chairman of the specialist firm mid-way through 2016, while Andrew Morris joined as director from UK Steel Enterprise in the autumn. A strong pipeline for 2017 has prompted the recruitment in January of Thomas Edwards as a manager in the team, who was previously a transactions specialist with accountants, Broomfield & Alexander.


Co-founder Mr Partridge said he was “extremely pleased” with the continued success of Lexington since its inception, and that everything was “on track” with the execution of the Firm’s strategic plans.


He said: “Since Nigel and I founded the firm, we have been thrilled with the interest shown in Lexington, the pedigree of our team’s credentials and the services it offers.


“Businesses from a range of sectors including aerospace, IT, transport, logistics, healthcare, business services, recruitment and financial services have become our clients and we have been fortunate enough to work with some magnificent entrepreneurs and family businesses.


“Thanks to this, we are confident in establishing Lexington as one of the leading independent corporate advisory firms operating in the mid-market – a goal which we feel we are well on track to achieving.”


Co-founder Mr Greenaway said: “This year has far exceeded our expectations. Not only have we acted on a number of significant deals, but we have completed a number of strategic review projects for businesses considering their exit options and have also been instructed by one of the UK’s largest private companies upon its acquisition strategy for entering a new market segment.


“As a result of this work, we have invested in our team welcoming a wealth of talent to the business, and partnering with Cardiff University which I’m sure will significantly enhance our offering moving forwards.


“We are always striving for success and are looking to work with even more owners, entrepreneurs, and corporates this year to deliver upon their growth ambitions and be with them as a Trusted Advisor for that journey.


“We have really healthy deal flow pipeline for 2017 and a number of significant projects in progress that will believe will be flagship deals, so this year is already looking exciting for us.”


Lexington Corporate Advisors specialises in providing strategic advice targeted at business growth, acquisitions, disposals and fund raising.  Lexington works right across the UK as Lead Advisor providing hands-on, trusted advice to companies and their owners seeking to facilitate growth and crystallise value.

Lexington’s new appointment is “perfect fit” for growing advisory firm

By Raspberry Jim,

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(From left) director Andrew Morris, Tom Edwards, and director Gary Partridge

One of the region’s fastest growing corporate advisory firms has strengthened its team with a new appointment.

Lexington Corporate Advisors, which specialises in providing tailored strategic advice targeted at business growth, acquisitions, disposals and fund raising, has welcomed Chartered Accountant Thomas Edwards.

The 27-year-old from Swansea joins the team from Broomfield & Alexander where he worked with entrepreneurs and growing businesses with a focus on advising management teams on MBO’s and shareholders on strategic disposals.

Thomas said: “I am delighted to be joining Lexington at an exciting time for the firm, with a number of live deals and many more in the pipeline. I am looking forward to being part of the team and contributing to the firm’s future success.”

Thomas is one of the very few professionals in South Wales who has pursued the prestigious ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification. He also has significant transaction due diligence experience which he will look to grow and develop further at Lexington.

Mr Edwards takes up the role of Corporate Finance Manager at the entrepreneurial advisory firm which was set up in January 2016, by Gary Partridge and Nigel Greenaway.

Drawing upon Gary and Nigel’s combined network, knowledge and over 40 years’ experience of working in corporate finance, Lexington works right across the UK as Lead Advisor providing trusted advice to companies and their owners seeking to facilitate growth and crystallise value.

Co-founder Mr Partridge said Mr Edwards was an excellent appointment for the firm.

He said: “He is a perfect fit for Lexington – he is hungry for success and his background and experience matches Lexington’s transaction focus coupled with his level headed, mature approach to business.

“He has slotted into our professional team and provided an added dimension to our services drawing upon his transaction due diligence expertise.

“We are delighted Thomas has joined Lexington as we deliver upon our plans for continued growth.”