Chris Grove

National Head of Transaction Services
Services: Corporate Finance
Sectors: Leisure and Hospitality; Medical; Retail and Wholesale; Technology and Media


Chris is the National Head of the Transaction Services stream. This is a specialist team of Chartered Accountants, focused on transactions in the £10m - £500m range. Chris is past chair of the International Corporate Finance Group (2010-2013) and was a member of the firm's Partnership Council (2004-2012). Chris was also on the board of BDO India (2008-2011).

Chris joined the corporate finance team in 1995, having previously worked within business recovery where he handled corporate receiverships across a variety of sectors. Chris now focuses on Private Equity and Corporate due diligence and has advised on both buy-side and sell-side on over 100 transactions.

  • Hawksmoor - acquisition of the restaurant group by Graphite Capital
  • Care UK - acquisition by Bowmark Capital and subsequent acquisition of CRM Ltd
  • Royal Wessenan BV - acquisition of Clipper Teas
  • Datix Ltd - SBO: acquisition by Five Arrows Principal Finance
  • Law Business Research - acquisition by Bowmark Capital
  • NPW - acquisition by Inflexion and subsequent refinancing
  • B @ 1 - acquisition by Piper Equity
  • CPA Global LLP (global patent renewal and outsourcing business) - vendor due diligence re: ICG's £440m acquisition
  • Darwin Capital - acquisition of Hampson Aerospace and refinancing
  • FiveTen Group: acquisition of Antal International Russia Ltd; acquisition of EMR Search & Selection Ltd; acquisition of EMR Holdings; acquisition of Lawrence Simons; acquisition of Marks Sattin; and refinancing
  • Maximuscle Holdings Limited - £75m SBO by Darwin Capital
  • BT's investment in ESPN
  • CSL Dualcom - SBO: acquisition by Bowmark Capital
  • Brockton Capital - various acquisitions
  • ABI - acquisition by LGV
  • Hobbs - refinancing
  • IPES - SBO: acquisition by Silverfleet
Office: London
Address: 55 Baker Street
Office telephone: 020 7486 5888
Chris's Telephone: 0207 893 2163