Equiteq appoints Nick Jones as Global Head of M&A

17 September 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Equiteq, an international M&A advisory firm to the professional services industry, has appointed Nick Jones as Global Head of M&A. Jones, formerly the Head of Technology at corporate finance advisory firm Cavendish, will also take on the mantel of Equiteq’s Head of Europe.

Founded in 2006, Equiteq has since become a leading global investment bank and corporate finance consultancy for the so-called “knowledge economy”, where professional services firms use knowledge and technology to generate tangible and intangible values. Equiteq is headquartered in London, with further offices in Paris, New York, Singapore and Sydney, and provides a range of strategic advisory and transaction support services to clients in consulting and IT services industries. The firm works with, among others, owners of consulting firms to help them grow their business, acquire counterparts or prepare their venture for sale.

As the firm prepares for a period of high demand, with due diligence and a number of other issues likely to become more complex for firms looking to acquire companies across Europe and the world, as Brexit approaches, Equiteq has announced that Nick Jones has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Head of Europe and Global Head of M&A. The London-based professional will focus on leading Equiteq’s growing practice in Europe, where the firm has experienced significant growth in recent times, having expanded its office footprint with another location in Paris. Jones will also work to coordinate mergers & acquisitions activity across Equiteq’s five global offices in New York, London, Paris, Singapore and Sydney.

Equiteq appoints Nick Jones as Global Head of M&A

His appointment brings over 20 years of experience to the Equiteq fold, with Jones having worked with high growth technology and services companies in both the owner-managed and private equity arenas. Jones arrives from corporate finance advisory group Cavendish, where he served was a Partner and the firm’s Head of Technology. Throughout his stint there, Jones advised on numerous transactions, including the sales of Bfinance, Reward Gateway and Micad to private equity investors, as well as the purchase of Annodata and Star Technology by strategic buyers. Before his spell with Cavendish, Jones was Partner at Clearwater Corporate Finance, where he helped build the London business from its start-up phase.

Commenting on the appointment, David Jorgenson, Equiteq’s Chief Executive Officer since 2016, said, “Nick’s long history of advising entrepreneurs and private equity shareholders in the knowledge economy will be incredibly valuable to our clients as they build and realise equity value in their firms. This move is part of our continued commitment to build the only global investment bank focused exclusively on the knowledge economy.”

Nick Jones remarked on his new challenge, “Clients are increasingly demanding specialisation and delivery across a seamless global team and I believe Equiteq is uniquely positioned with insight-led service to continue its rapid growth and become the preeminent advisor in the sector.”

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