With his business partner, Peter Counsell, Mark has developed Meta into one of the best known corporate finance boutiques in the south-east, widely respected for high quality advice and empathetic transaction management services.
Mark is known for his tenacity when finding opportunities for his clients and always being focused on getting transactions completed. He is very experienced in working though complex shareholder situations and mitigating the differing objectives of the parties, which requires creativity, not just pure financial skills.
Despite a degree in chemical engineering, Mark chose a career in finance and worked in KPMG's offices in London, Gatwick and Maidstone. He was one of the original members of KPMG's M&A practice in London and founded Meta in 1999. Mark was awarded the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification in 2006 and sits on the steering committee of the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance.
Mark is head of EMEA for CDI Global, a worldwide M&A network.
Mark's interests include entertaining his second wife and juggling the demands of his three (older) children and a menagerie of animals.