Chris has worked with SME companies for over 20 years as a corporate finance advisor and consultant helping tech companies in fund-raisings, M&A and market positioning strategies.
In 2003 Chris was invited to join the Board of a client Kurdistan Development Corp. in Iraq to promote the Region of Kurdistan to investors. He led the formation of two Joint Ventures with Kuwaiti groups, one in logistics and the other to develop 100,000 sq m of freehold land. His team brought in one of Kuwait’s largest real estate companies as a partner and manager and a global logistics group. Chris remains on the Board of Kurdistan Development Corp and the Joint Ventures.
In 2008 Chris and his wife founded Hope Montessori School which today has two settings in Paddington and Marylebone. Both were recently expanded and will cater for 200+ children by the end of 2020.
Chris is now looking for investment opportunities in the UK. Companies sub £10M sales. Possibly connected to the school in recruitment or foods or possibly another setting. All areas considered including distressed, turnaround or those seeking expansion with M&A.
Through his team and partnership with Synergy, he can assist in management, business development, tax, accounts or sales & marketing. Chris holds an MBA from Edinburgh University Management School.