Mark Florman|Chairman

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: [email protected]

Tom Lindsay|Partner

Tom is a founding Partner of Spayne Lindsay & Co. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of Manchester University and has over 20 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 currently a board member of Eminate, which commercialises university-inspired research and innovation (www.eminate.co.uk). He is also a Trustee of both the Food Foundation (http://foodfoundation.org.uk) and Build Africa (http://www.build-africa.org).

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3242
Email: [email protected]

John Spayne|Partner

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: [email protected]

Jonathon Martin|Partner

Jonathon is a Partner in the business, having joined in 2005. He is a graduate of St Andrews University. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience across several geographies including the UK, Continental Europe, Asia, India and Africa having worked at Flemings and CLSA in the UK and Hong Kong.

Jonathon has led a large number of M&A transactions and advisory projects in the food and beverage, retail and leisure sectors including Mayfair Equity Partners’ £81m YO! Sushi, the sale of Rollover Hotdogs to Kerry Group and Fred Perry’s acquisition of Lavenham.  Jonathon has also led several advisory projects for multi-national consumer companies including Unilever, Dr Oetker and Mitsui.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3244
Email: [email protected]

Our Team

Shaun Brownell|Partner

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: [email protected]

Paul Satchell|Partner

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: [email protected]

Jens Brodersen|Senior Advisor

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, investment banking and consulting experience. Jens set up the boutique advisory firm Brodersen & Co. in 2003, where he has advised a broad range of clients on international M&A and strategy projects, 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 in the investment banking divisions of 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, USA. He is a native German and speaks French and conversational Spanish.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3223
Email: [email protected]

Robert Horton|Director

Robert is a Director in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and he is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.

Since joining the Spayne Lindsay & Co team, Robert has led and worked on a number of buy-side and sell side M&A and advisory projects including the Intermediate Capital Group’s MBO of Symington’s, Lloyd’s Development Capital’s acquisition of Fever Tree and the acquisition by Fred Perry of Lavenham Jackets.

Prior to joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Robert spent seven years working in BDO’s Transaction Services Team in both New York and London, where he led a number of large sell-side and buy-side financial due diligence projects in the consumer and other sectors.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3231
Email: [email protected]

Chris Dedman|Director

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 a number of buy-side and sell side M&A and advisory projects including the £550m sale of Quorn to Monde Nissin, Samworth Brother’s acquisition of Sci-Mx Nutrition and the £200m sale of Premier Foods’ sweet spreads division to Hain Daniels.

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: [email protected]

Justine Moldenhauer|Manager

Justine is a Manager 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 Spearhead Turf.

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: [email protected]

Nick Anderdon|Manager

Nick is a Manager 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: [email protected]

Max Slattery|Associate

Max is an Associate in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2014 as a graduate. He graduated from University College London with a First Class BSc (Honours) degree in Statistics, Economics and Finance.

Since joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Max has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects in the food and beverage, retail and leisure sectors.

Tel: +44(0)207 808 3221
Email: [email protected]

Christoher Kelly|Analyst

Chris is an Analyst in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2016 as a graduate. He graduated from Trintity College Dublin with a First Class BSc (Honours) degree in Business and Economics. Chris also holds a Masters in Management from HEC Paris.

Since joining Spayne Lindsay & Co, Chris has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects in the food and beverage, retail and leisure sectors.

Tel: +44(0)207 808 3255
Email: [email protected]aynelindsay.com

Georgina Kapas|Executive Assistant to Partners

Georgina is an Executive Assistant to John Spayne and Tom Lindsay.

Georgina has a BA degree in Humanities from the University of Brighton.

Tel: +44(0)207 808 3254
Email: [email protected]

Laurel Elliott|Executive Assistant to Partners

Laura is an Executive Assistant to Jonathon Martin, Paul Satchell and Shaun Brownell.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 3241
Email: [email protected]

Akshay Bhatt|Intern

Akshay is an Intern in the business, having joined Spayne Lindsay & Co in 2016 having previously interned at Standard Chartered Bank within the Corporate Finance division.

He graduated from London School of Economics with a First Class BSc (Honours) degree in Mathematics with Economics.

Tel: +44(0)207 808 3233
Email: [email protected]

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