Steve Holmes, Corporate Finance Director <br>Transaction Services

Steve Holmes

Corporate Finance Director
Transaction Services

BDO Reading - Thames Tower

+44 (0)7583 079 901


Executive Summary

Steve is a director in our transaction services team based in the Thames Valley. He specialises in dealing with businesses typically valued between £1m and £50m. He provides due diligence services and has successfully completed a number of corporate due diligence engagements, AIM flotations, private equity and pre-lend due diligence transactions.

Prior to joining BDO in January 2016, Steve spent eight years with Grant Thornton, also in a transaction advisory services capacity.

Steve has also worked for Ernst & Young as audit manager and GKN plc as financial accountant for the Aerospace division and Company Secretary for a number of its key subsidiaries. Steve completed his training contract with Haines Watts, a specialist in SME owner managed businesses.

Example transactions:

  • IPO of Purple Bricks on-line estate agents
  • Westbridge Capital – Acquisition of DB Systems Limited
  • Living Bridge – Acquisition of Centre4 Testing Limited
  • NVM – Acquisition of Kirton Healthcare Limited
  • BGF – Growth funding for Skyscape and Primrose 
  • Polar Venture Management – Acquisition of SSTT
  • Confidential VDD of clinical research and trials business
  • Acquisition of ISV Software (on-line skills testing and training) by Dillistone Group plc
  • Acquisition of Information Management Group Limited by Hitachi Consulting UK Limited
  • Strategic review for G3 Consultancy and acquisition of Palmer Data Technologies