Alexander Luycx joins M&A firm DC Advisory in London

10 October 2018

Corporate finance firm DC Advisory has appointed Alexander Luycx a Managing Director in its Tech, Media & Telecoms (TMT) team in London. 

Luycx brings more than fifteen years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance to the firm. He joins from Torch Partners Corporate Finance, where he worked for eleven years, latterly as a Managing Director with a focus on M&A in the software & technology sectors. During the period, he advised dozens of businesses and private equity firms in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of M&A services, including valuations, due diligence and valuation. 

His experience includes the sale of to Cinven, Bricsys to Hexagon, the acquisition of IT-Ernity by TransIP and the sale of UK2 to The Hut Group. Previously, Luycx was a member of the Corporate Finance team at Dutch merchant bank Kempen & Co in Amsterdam.

Alexander Luycx joins M&A firm DC Advisory in London

“I joined DC Advisory because of the global TMT platform. Being connected to investors and strategic players in the TMT space globally places DC in a very strong position to advise on cross-border tech deals,” said Luycx. Last year, DC Advisory’s 120-strong TMT team across Europe, Asia and the Americas completed over 50 deals in the landscape. 

Richard Madden, CEO of DC Advisory in the UK, commented: “Alexander’s broad software & technology expertise, alongside his absolute commitment to the right advice for clients, makes him an excellent fit for DC Advisory. He brings a depth of knowledge and an international outlook that will be invaluable to our clients.”

Earlier this year, DC Advisory promoted seven professionals – Martin Krastev, Phillip Hyman, Sebastian Daumueller, James Pople, James Nichols, Amish Bakhai and Endong Zhai – to executive director in its London office.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.