Ian Barton

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Ian is a lead advisory partner with over 20 years experience of leading transactions and providing corporate finance advice.

Ian spent 20 years at Deloitte and for almost 10 years prior to joining HMT built and led their South East corporate finance advisory business as a partner. His focus is supporting UK mid market and owner manager businesses either sourcing investment and acquisitions or enabling exit strategies and maximising value across a range of industry sectors.

Ian also works extensively with private equity houses and has lead several of the region’s most prestigious transactions, winning Thames Valley Deal of the Year in  2007, 2011 and 2016 and being nominated every year since the awards began.

Previous transactions include the MBO, bolt on acquisition, refinancing and subsequent sale of XLN Telecom, the disposal of Rowse Honey, the MBO’s of Swift Technical Group for Gresham, Davies Loss Adjusters and Penn Pharmaceuticals for LDC, the disposal of CloserStill exhibitions for management and NVM to Phoenix Equity Partners.

In the last 2 years Ian has advised on the MBO of seismic consultancy firm The EPI Group, the disposal of Friarwood Ltd the MBO’s of Agilitas, whistl and BOFA, the refinancing of Airsys and the fundraising for online retailer Little Black Dress.

In 2016, Ian was voted ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards.


Ian is married to Angie and lives near Ascot with his 2 young daughters.

Ian is a keen sports fan – more watching than participating – and has rekindled his enthusiasm for football in recent years being a lifelong Manchester City fan.

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