Corporate Finance Director - Lead Advisory
Darren moved into a CF advisory role with SamCorp in 2006 after previously being part of an MBO team that achieved a subsequent successful sale. He joined Kreston Reeves in May 2018 as a result of the Samcorp merger.
He has broad commercial experience and extensive funding market knowledge including acquisition finance, debt advisory, equity and MBO/MBI finance. Darren demonstrates considerable deal making experience including company sales, MBOs, MBIs and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors. A significant recent transaction was advising the MBO team in the acquisition of European Process Plant from its retiring owners.
Darren’s academic training was as an electronics engineer. After gaining early experience with MEL and Racal, he joined medical equipment supplier Bard Limited, the UK subsidiary of C R Bard Inc. Working with a small team specialising in Electrophysiology, he was a member of a divisional MBO in 1999.
Darren spends much of his spare time with his two young sons and his friends know him as a petrol head as a result of his interest in cars.