Hello. We’re Verde, a fresh-thinking corporate finance advisory company set up in 2017 as part of the GS Verde Group.
We offer expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, forecasting and fundraising that helps fast-growing businesses reach their goals.
We’re a young company, but our team has been in the business a lot longer. Our directors are entrepreneurs and owner managers who understand the balance of running a business while developing a funding or exit strategy, from the day-to-day practicalities to the more emotive aspects.
No matter what stage you’re starting from, we’ll take care of the details so you’re free to make the right decisions for your company’s future.
The GS Verde Group is a multi-discipline professional advisory business made up of Verde Corporate Finance (that’s us!) and Greenaway Scott (legal services). It’s a way of working unique to Wales, founded on the philosophy that bringing the best of the advisory community into one ethical, sustainable sharing economy results in better value for our clients.
Our reach extends beyond our base here in Wales: we were the first firm in the country to join IR Global, a professional services network that provides advice to companies and individuals in 155+ jurisdictions globally, allowing us to connect clients and provide support on an international level.
Meet the team
Nigel is a director at Verde, as well as a founder of Greenaway Scott. He brings 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the corporate sector, and advises on everything from disposals and acquisitions to investments, stock market listings and insolvency. He was named a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer in 2017.
Craig draws on his extensive accounting and financial experience to advise companies at all stages. He’s held finance director positions at a number of UK and international businesses, as well as providing outsourced financial services to SMEs. Craig’s also a coach on the Welsh Government Accelerated Growth Programme where he helps selected companies with financial and accounting matters.
Corporate finance manager
Ewa is one of our corporate finance managers, advising on all areas of corporate finance transactions. Before joining our team she spent six years with KPMG and qualified as a chartered accountant. Ewa’s background is in financial auditing, where she’s worked with clients across a variety of sectors including renewable energies, technology, manufacturing and retail.
Corporate finance executive
Kelsie is our corporate finance executive. She recently completed a BA (Hons) in Accounting at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is part-ACCA qualified and is in the process of completing her studies. Since joining us she’s assisted on a number of projects including MBOs, acquisitions and investments.
Corporate finance manager
Matthew joined us as a corporate finance manager after four years within the audit team at Grant Thornton. He graduated with first class honours in accounting and finance from Cardiff University and is a qualified chartered accountant.
As Verde’s chairman, Peter offers a wealth of investing experience built up during his years at Natwest, Fortis Bank and Finance Wales. He successfully raised the rate of investment at the Finance Wales Group from £6m in 2003/04 to £48m in 2013/14, as well as expanding the group’s operations across the UK. Peter is also chairman at Greenaway Scott.