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Matt Willmott

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Matt Willmott is a Director in the Corporate Finance team specialising in M&A.

Matt is a leading M&A advisor in the South West having been one of the most active advisors in the region in terms of completed transactions over the last 10 years. He has extensive experience in advising owner managed business and SME’s through company sales, management buy outs, acquisitions and raising finance (debt and equity).

Matt has a particular interest in advising family-owned businesses and their shareholders to achieve their strategic goals; whether this is raising finance to implement growth plans, making acquisitions, advising on succession options or achieving a sale/exit event.

Matt has a breadth of expertise across sectors including manufacturing, wholesale, media, e-commerce, technology and health. Recent transactions include:

  • MBO of TVG Media Limited
  • Trade sale of ERS Transition Limited to Ezec Medical / Cairngorm Capital
  • MBO of Rotamic Engineering Limited
  • Trade sale of Nuts & Bolts Limited to Troy Group
  • International trade sale of Golden Coast to the Pollet Group.

Matt is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and holds the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Corporate Finance (CF) qualification.

In his spare time Matt enjoys running, skiing and golf.

Client Feedback

The management buyout (MBO) was a new and daunting journey for us as founders and for the management team, but Matt has been incredibly supportive throughout the deal process in showing us the art of the possible. It’s been reassuring to have the team at PKF Francis Clark in it with us. It’s been a highly successful and enjoyable relationship, and we’ve always had complete trust that they are acting in our best interests.
Steve Leyton - Founder at The Pixel
Inevitably there were a few challenges along the way, and I don’t think this deal would have happened without Matt’s patience, focus and professionalism. He kept a level head throughout and helped me to keep believing in what I wanted to achieve. I can’t speak highly enough of his thoroughness and responsiveness. It was always my ambition to own my own business, and this wouldn’t have happened without the support of Matt and PKF Francis Clark.
Gary Squires - MD of Rotamic
When we first entered into talks regarding the sale, I was warned that this would not only be the hardest thing I had ever taken on in my life but it would also present challenges that would stretch even the closest of relationships. Quite simply, they weren’t wrong. But I can honestly say that Matt Willmott and his team at PKF Francis Clark took us under their wing and worked extremely closely with us from start to finish to make the whole process as smooth as possible. Just being on the end of a phone at whatever time of evening and always keen to iron out any difficulties that inevitably arose made all the difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending PKF Francis Clark to any business owners considering a similar journey.
Charlie Hart - Nuts & Bolts
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