Nick is a director with specialisms in forensic, valuations and corporate finance transactions. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Tax Adviser.
His forensic accounting work includes matrimonial financial investigations, valuations and the tax implications of the separation, loss of profits as a result of breach of contract or professional negligence, completion accounts disputes, expert determinations in valuations and loss of earnings due to incapacity. He has worked with Stuart Cowen, forensic partner, on a number significant commercial loss claims and professional negligence cases for insurance companies and corporates and has recently completed his Bond Solon Expert Witness Course.
In respect of valuations, in addition to mainstream corporate share valuations, Nick advises on niche areas such as intangible asset valuations, growth shares and other forward looking valuation models.
Nick also advises a number of rural landed estates around Plymouth on estate planning, including business advice, accounts, tax and succession planning. His focus is on ensuring clients have access to timely financial information, that assists in the decision making process for both day to day management and long term estate planning.
Nick has successfully negotiated over 100 transactions from both sides in a variety of sectors. Nick is often intrinsically involved in finding a way to “get the deal done” while ensuring his client gets what they want from a transaction. This is achieved through recognising value and good communication between the parties. This is particularly the case for transactions involving earn outs, and Nick has guided both acquirers and sellers for a range of entities from management shareholders to listed foreign companies on the pits falls and potentials of earn outs in share transactions.
Prior to joining PKF Francis Clark, Nick used his manufacturing degree from Cambridge University to run a product design company including developing a patented product for the rapid deployment of surveillance systems in an urban environment. In 2011 Nick took a year’s sabbatical to live and work in New Zealand, where he worked as a yacht broker in the City of Sails, Auckland, selling new and used Beneteau sailing yachts and Azimut motor cruisers.