Charles has over 25 years corporate finance experience gained in investment banking, industry and as a corporate finance partner with both big four accounting firm, KPMG, and Grant Thornton. He also has two years experience as Finance Director working on the successful turnaround of a significant private group of companies.
He is experienced in all aspects of corporate finance and has advised on over 90 completed public transactions including 42 City Code takeovers (11 being P2Ps). To date he has personally advised on more than £3bn worth of corporate transactions including hostile and recommended takeovers, acquisitions, disposals, equity and debt fund raisings, transfers to the Full List and to AIM and flotations.
Charles is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute. He also holds the ICAEW corporate finance qualification. He earned an MBA from Birmingham University where he also read commerce as an undergraduate.
He has been a director of a number of public and private companies and is currently the Chairman of the West Midlands Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange.