Darren Bear (Partner)

I am an experienced advisor having focused on M&A since qualifying in 2000. Since then I have spent the last 15 years advising owner managed businesses, large corporates and entrepreneurs to develop their strategy, including exits, acquisitions, MBO's and raising of new funds. I also spent two years at Aviva within their M&A team, completing over 20 deals in this short period. It was a great insight into life on the other side of the fence within a plc.

Today I lead a team of 25 advisory people focusing on lead advisory, transaction support and restructuring. Based out of Cambridge, technology remains a core sector as demonstrated by a number of deals including the sale of Sequel Business Solutions  and MBO of Validus IVC.

However with a focus on the Central and Eastern region, our transactions cover all sectors and I have completed recent deals within the food and consumer, manufacturing and distribution, support services, healthcare technology and property and construction sectors. I have worked on many deals between £2m to £100m, demonstrated by the sale of M&H Plastics a packaging business, Dental Directory and CEL Haulage, to name but a few.

As a team I am proud that we have been named Team of Year for three years running by the 'Insider' Awards and for two out of three years we have won deal of the year and deal maker of the year.

Out of work I have a great family, a wife and two great kids and I am a long term sufferer as a Norwich City football fan.


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Darren Bear


+44 (0)1223 225673