Having obtained an Honours degree in Law from the University of Reading and then qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, John Buxton has been working in the corporate advisory/M&A world for more than 25 years.
During that period, he has advised upon a very wide range of transactions, including domestic UK deals, cross-border deals, public and private company transactions, and stock market flotations. His previous roles include Head of Corporate Finance at Coutts & Co., Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Teather & Greenwood PLC, and National Head of Corporate Finance at Numerica Group PLC.
His focus during the last 17 years has been almost entirely upon the provision of advice to family/privately-owned companies and entrepreneurs.
In addition to the services which he provides, John’s lengthy experience in the advisory world means that he has a considerable network of contacts in the legal, accounting, tax advisory, banking and private equity professions, enabling him to offer guidance and recommendations to clients where their needs fall outside his area of expertise.
John holds a number of non-executive roles within privately-owned and family companies. These roles afford him a different perspective on how such companies are run and the issues which confront the owner-managers on a regular basis. John is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.