Mark Florman|Chairman
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Mark Florman is Chairman of Spayne Lindsay & Co.

Mark served as CEO to the BVCA from 2011 to 2013. From the mid-1980s as a Director of County Bank and as a Partner of Enskilda Securities, he advised on corporate restructurings, M&A and equity capital markets. Mark co-founded Maizels, Westerberg & Co. which became a leading independent firm in M&A and corporate restructurings. Between 2001 and 2008 he was Senior Principal at the private equity firm Doughty Hanson.

In 2004, Mark co-founded the Centre for Social Justice, a UK think tank focused on social justice and poverty. Mark also occupies a number of positions in business and philanthropy and speaks widely on the new capitalism, driven by markets and consumers.

Email: markflorman@spaynelindsay.com

Tom Lindsay|Partner
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Tom is a founding Partner of Spayne Lindsay & Co. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of Manchester University and has over 25 years investment banking experience, having worked for Flemings and Lehman Brothers, both in the UK and USA. Tom founded Spayne Lindsay & Co, with John Spayne, in 2004.

Tom is also currently a Trustee of the Food Foundation (http://foodfoundation.org.uk).

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3242
Email: tomlindsay@spaynelindsay.com

John Spayne|Partner
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John is a founding partner of Spayne Lindsay & Co. John has specialized in investment banking for the Consumer sector for over 25 years. He was formerly a Director of Flemings and then a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers before founding Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2004.

Prior to his City career, John worked for the Crown Prince of Ethiopia, son of Emperor Haile Selassie; more recently he was Chairman, now a Patron, of Contemporary Applied Arts (www.caa.org.uk) and a Trustee of the Creative Foundation (www.creativefoundation.org.uk).

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3243
Email: johnspayne@spaynelindsay.com

Jonathon Martin|Partner
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Jonathon is a Partner in the business, having joined in 2005. He is a graduate of St Andrews University, where he gained an M.A.(Hons) in International Relations and Management. He has over 22 years of investment banking experience across several geographies including the UK, Continental Europe, Asia, India and Africa having previously worked at Robert Fleming (based in London) and Jardine Fleming and CLSA (based in Hong Kong).

Jonathon has led many M&A transactions and advisory projects across the Consumer sector including H2 Equity Partners’ sale of Hancocks, Mayfair’s acquisition of YO! Sushi, the sale of Rollover to Kerry Group, Fred Perry’s acquisition of Lavenham, Dr Oetker’s acquisition of Fun Foods in India, the sale of FE International by Mitsui and Unilever’s sale of Ragu and Chicken Tonight.  Jonathon has also led several advisory assignments for consumer companies in the UK and internationally including Carpetright plc, Dreams and Premier Foods.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3244
Email: jmartin@spaynelindsay.com

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Shaun Brownell|Partner
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Shaun is a Partner in the business, having joined in 2005. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he studied Economics and is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen.

Shaun has led a large number of M&A transactions and advisory projects across the Consumer sector including the acquisition of Symington’s by Intermediate Capital Group, the sale of Clipper Tea to Wessanen and the £550m sale of Quorn to Monde Nissin.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Shaun spent four years at Arthur Andersen, and later Deloitte, where he worked in the real estate tax team before transferring to the private equity and M&A group.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3246
Email: sbrownell@spaynelindsay.com

Paul Satchell|Partner
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Paul is a Partner in the business, having joined in 2005. He is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Mathematics and is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen.

Paul has led a large number M&A transactions and advisory projects across the Consumer sector including the £200m sale of Premier Foods’ sweet spreads division to Hain Daniels, the £113m sale of Uniq to Greencore and the £205m acquisition of Quorn by Exponent Private Equity.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Paul spent four years at Arthur Andersen, and later Deloitte, where he worked in the corporate tax team before transferring to Corporate Finance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3251
Email: psatchell@spaynelindsay.com

Philippe Leopold|Partner
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Philippe Leopold is a Partner of the business and runs our Paris office. Philippe more than 20 years’ M&A experience with corporates, entrepreneurial families and private equity houses across the consumer sector including the €1.4bn disposal of Naturex to Givaudan, the €400m acquisition of Campbell’s Soup operations in Europe by CVC Capital Partners, the €200m disposal of Montblanc Materne to LBO France and the creation of Aryzta.

Philippe was previously in charge of Messier Maris & Associés’ consumer practice and co-ran Citi’s Consumer Retail team in EMEA. Prior to joining Citi, Philippe worked for the consumer teams of BNP Paribas (Paris), Lehman Brothers (London)
and Rothschild (London and Paris). He started his career in the Corporate Restructuring team of Arthur Andersen (Paris).

Philippe holds a Master in Management (major in Finance) from the EDHEC business school, France.

Tel: +44 (0) 7841 878 623
Email: philippeleopold@spaynelindsay.com

Tom Girardi|Partner
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Tom Girardi is a US Partner focused on the Food & Beverage/Consumer Products sectors in North America and Latin America. Tom has more than 25 years’ experience in the identification, planning and execution of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay, Tom was Managing Director for HT Capital Advisors, LLC where he advised family owned companies, private equity firms and corporate clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions. Tom advised Hormel Foods on their acquisition of Justin’s Nut Butter in the US and their first acquisition in Brazil. Previously, he was M&A Director for Unilever where he managed their corporate development initiatives in the Americas region for thirteen years. Earlier in his career, Tom held strategic planning and financial management roles with Reckitt’s US business. During his career, he has played an integral role in the successful completion of more than fifty acquisitions and divestitures; including several multi-billion-dollar transactions involving major consumer brands.

Tom holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School and a BS in Accounting from Montclair State University. He also holds Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM) designations.

Tel: +1 (201) 881 6830
Email: tomgirardi@spaynelindsay.com

Nick Hassall|Senior Advisor
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Nick is a Senior Advisor in the business and joined us after twenty-five years in the investment banking industry as a consumer and retail sector banker.  In 2012, he was appointed Global Head of Consumer and Retail Sector Investment Banking at UBS where he remained until leaving in 2017. Nick brings with him a global relationship network, experience of multiple sub-sectors and many years of cross-border M&A and IPO experience.

After graduating from Oxford University in 1992, Nick joined Robert Fleming Corporate Finance in London.  In 1996, he was seconded to Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong.  In 2000, he moved to Credit Suisse and in 2008 to UBS.  He has spent eighteen years of his career in Hong Kong, with the remainder in London.

Nick has originated and executed numerous M&A and ECM transactions across the retail and consumer products spectrum including assignments for MNCs such as Danone, PepsiCo, Diageo, Mondelez, Cargill, Unilever, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Best Buy, Samsonite, and L’Occitane.  Asian clients he has worked with include the likes of China Resources, Belle, COFCO, LGH&H, Trust-Mart, Ting-Hsin, San Miguel, and Mengniu Dairy.   He has worked with many private equity firms on both buy-side and sell-side assignments including KKR, CVC, TA Associates, Affinity, Baring Private Equity Asia, PAG, and TPG.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3259
Email: nickhassall@spaynelindsay.com

Guy Phillips|Chairman of the Americas
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Guy Phillips is Chairman of the Americas. Guy has extensive M&A and capital markets experience with large capitalization and growth companies, entrepreneurial families, hedge funds and private equity funds.

Previously, Guy was Global Head of the Consumer Products & Retail Group at UBS Investment Bank and a member of the Investment Banking Division Executive Committee. While at UBS, he also served as Global Head of the Entrepreneurs Coverage Group which was responsible for all corporate finance activity with the firm’s entrepreneurs and families. In that role, he sat on the Executive Committee for the UBS Latin America Wealth Management Executive Committee. He also served as European Head of the Private Equity Coverage Group, where he had responsibility for providing investment banking services to leading private equity firms.

Prior to attending business school, Guy was also a Product Manager in the Chemicals business of Rhone-Poulenc S.A., a French manufacturer of specialty chemicals for a variety of industries, including the personal care and beauty industries.

Guy is the Founder of NuOrion Partners, a private investment firm, and is a Senior Advisor to 17Capital.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3259
Email: guyphillips@spaynelindsay.com

Adam Greaves|Corporate Advisor
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Adam worked in the City as a corporate lawyer for over thirty years until his retirement in 2017. He was a joint head of Private Equity at International law firm Jones Day for over ten years. He has extensive experience of working on transactions in the foods and beverages sector, including several deals with Spayne Lindsay.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3259
Email: adamgreaves@spaynelindsay.com

Jens Brodersen|Senior Advisor
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Jens is a Senior Advisor in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2016 and leads the alcoholic beverage sector activities.   He is a seasoned M&A and strategy advisor, with over 25 years of industry and investment banking experience. Jens set up boutique advisory firm Brodersen & Co. in 2003, where he has worked with a broad range of international clients, primarily in the drinks sector.

Previously, Jens worked at two leading drinks firms, Diageo and Seagram, where he held senior positions in M&A, general management, sales & marketing, and business development. He spent his early career at investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston in London, Frankfurt and New York.

Jens holds an MBA from Insead and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.  He is a native German and speaks French and conversational Spanish.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3223
Email: jensbrodersen@spaynelindsay.com

Robert Horton|Director
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Robert is a Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2012.

He has significant experience in leading domestic and cross boarder M&A transactions, working with corporate, private equity and owner manager clients. Recent transactions include advising H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Hancocks, Mayfair Equity Partners on the acquisition of Promise Gluten Free and advising founder owners on the sale of Freshcut Foods.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay, Robert spent seven years working in BDO’s Transaction Services Team in both New York and London, primarily focussed on buy side and sell side due diligence assignments. He is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3231
Email: roberthorton@spaynelindsay.com

Chris Dedman|Director
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Chris is a Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2011.  He is a graduate of Oxford University holding a First Class Master’s degree in Chemistry and is also a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team, Chris has led and worked on several buy-side and sell side M&A and advisory projects including the £550m sale of Quorn to Monde Nissin, the sale of Reflex Nutrition to Associated British Foods and the £180m sale of Karro Food Group to Capvest.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Chris worked as a member of the Corporate Tax advisory team at PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus on US inbound and PE portfolio companies, many within the consumer sector. Latterly Chris worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Tax/Business Recovery Services Tax team where he worked on general M&A structuring and tax restructuring solutions of distressed and insolvent companies.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3234
Email: chrisdedman@spaynelindsay.com

Nick Anderdon|Director
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Nick is a Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2013. He is a graduate of Bristol University holding a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics.

Since joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Nick has worked across a variety of M&A and advisory projects, including the sale of Crussh Juice Bars to Hattington Capital, Mayfair Equity Partners’ acquisition of Yo! Sushi and Equistone Partners Europe’s acquisition of Gaucho Group.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Nick worked for Accenture in their UK M&A Strategy practice, and for Promontory Financial Group, a global financial consulting firm.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3247
Email: nanderdon@spaynelindsay.com

Kavita Upadhyay|Chief Administrative Officer
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Kavita is the Chief Administrative Officer, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co. in 2019. She read Law at university, achieving an LLB (Hons) Law degree and qualified as a Barrister from The College of Law in London. Kavita was called to the Bar at The Gray’s Inn in London in 2009.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & and Co. Kavita was with Abraaj Capital in an Operational and HR role. Kavita brings significant experience in planning and delivery of specific project work, building effective teams, processes and systems and managing an advisory and investment business from an operational perspective.

T: +44 (0) 20 7808 3249
Email: kavita@spaynelindsay.com

Justine Moldenhauer|Associate Director
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Justine is a Associate Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2013. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (Master’s in Professional Accounting) and a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Deloitte in London.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team Justine has worked on a number of transactions including the B&B Investment Partners’ acquisition of Aromatherapy Associates and the sale of Oatly.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co Justine spent four years at Deloitte where she worked within the Banking & Capital Markets team gaining experience on audits and advisory projects in the financial services industry.

Justine is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3258
Email: jmoldenhauer@spaynelindsay.com

Patrizio Finicelli|Associate Director
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Patrizio is a Associate Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co. in 2016. He is a graduate of LUISS Guido Carli University in Italy (cum laude double Master’s degree in Economics and Finance) and holds an MBA from Oxford University.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team Patrizio has worked on a number of transactions and strategic projects across the consumer sector.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Patrizio was an Associate in the M&A team in HSBC focused on the European technology sector. He spent his early career in the Ernst & Young M&A and Business Modelling team in Rome and London executing a wide range of national and international transactions.

Patrizio is a native Italian speaker and speaks fluent Spanish.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3246
Email: patriziofinicelli@spaynelindsay.com

Julieta Dorantes|Associate Director
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Julieta is an Associate Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2017. She is a graduate of Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico (Bachelor of Economics) and holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Spain.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team Julieta has worked on a number of transactions and strategic projects across the consumer sector.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Julieta worked at Ernst & Young LLP within the Corporate Finance team, focusing on EMEA Consumer Products and Retail, where she was involved in the €150m Acquisition of Delacre by Ferrero and the $152m Acquisition of Bisco Misr by Kellogg. Julieta spent her early career at Deutsche Bank and N M Rothschild & Sons (Mexico) executing a broad range of national and international M&A transactions.

Julieta is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3253
Email: julietadorantes@spaynelindsay.com

Hugh Jowett|Associate
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Hugh is an Associate in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester holding a First Class BSc (Honours) degree in Economics and is also a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with KPMG.

Since joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Hugh has worked on a variety of M&A projects, including the sale of PhD Nutrition to Science in Sport plc, the sale of THE PROTEIN WORKS™ to YFM Equity Partners, and the merger of YO! and SnowFox.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Hugh worked for KPMG Corporate Finance where he advised clients on M&A and debt financing across a range of sectors, including consumer, business services, healthcare and TMT.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3233
Email: hughjowett@spaynelindsay.com

Marcus Tibbs|Associate
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Marcus is an Associate in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham holding a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics and is also a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with EY.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Marcus spent four years working in the EY Restructuring team advising both corporates and lenders on financial and operational restructuring in distressed situations. Marcus has worked across a range of sectors including retail, logistics and food manufacturing.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7808 3266
Email: marcustibbs@spaynelindsay.com

Pete Malovany|Associate
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Pete is an Associate in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Bristol holding a BSc (Honours) degree in Finance & Accounting and is also a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with KPMG.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Pete worked in the Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance team where he provided a range of investment banking advice to clients in the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy sectors. Before joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Pete worked in the Private Equity Deal Advisory division of KPMG.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team, Pete has worked on a variety of M&A and advisory projects, including the sale of EAT. to Pret A Manger.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7808 3252
Email: pmalovany@spaynelindsay.com

Tommy Haghjoo|Analyst
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Tommy is an Analyst, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2019. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Fresenius in Hamburg, Germany, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance & Accounting.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay, Tommy worked at KPMG for two years providing Financial Due Diligence. He was involved in buy-side and sell-side engagements in the Consumer, TMT, Industrial and Real Estate sectors.

Tommy is a fluent German speaker.

T: +44 (0)20 7808 3241
Email: tommyhaghjoo@spaynelindsay.com

Virginia Williams|Executive Assistant
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Virginia is an Executive Assistant supporting John Spayne, Tom Lindsay, Philippe Leopold and Rob Horton, having joined Spayne Lindsay in August 2019. Virginia has completed a 2 year Diploma in Small and Medium Business Management in France. Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay, Virginia supported senior partners and the credit team at Abraaj Capital in their London office. Virginia was involved in assisting in the running of Abraaj’s London office as well as event management for the business at large.

Virginia is a fluent French speaker.

T: +44 (0)20 7808 3241
Email: virginiawilliams@spaynelindsay.com

Amber Stobbs|Personal Assistant
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Amber is Personal Assistant to Jonathon Martin, Paul Satchell and Shaun Brownell, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in April 2019.

Amber graduated from Hofstra University in New York with a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Sports Science. She has spent the last four years playing professional football, playing in both the top and second tier of English football. Alongside playing for West Ham United she worked as the Women & Girls Development Officer at West Ham Foundation and ran a successful community project. Amber brings significant experience in planning and working as a team to achieve common goal.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3241
Email: amberstobbs@spaynelindsay.com

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