We would like to congratulate Gary Partridge and Lexington Corporate Finance, our partner firm in Wales, UK for their exceptional achievements at the Insider’s Wales Dealmakers Awards.
Lexington Corporate Finance has clinched the prestigious title of Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, in addition to winning the highly coveted awards for Deal of the Year and Private Equity Deal of the Year. These well-deserved accolades reflect Lexington’s unwavering dedication to excellence and their pivotal role in advising the Idwal Marine Services Management Team on a substantial investment facilitated by Lloyds Development Capital.
The Insider’s Wales Dealmakers Awards celebrates excellence in funding, sales, and acquisitions. Lexington’s outstanding performance in this arena underscores their remarkable abilities and commitment to delivering top-tier results.
Under the adept leadership of Gary Partridge, the Lexington team has achieved outstanding milestones over the past year, leading and advising on ten transactions totaling over £200 million. Gary Partridge’s leadership and the team’s dedication to providing exceptional, impartial advice have truly set them apart as industry leaders.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Lexington Corporate Finance for this well-deserved recognition. We eagerly anticipate continuing our successful partnership and achieving even greater milestones together in the years to come. Congratulations once again on this outstanding achievement!
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Lexington is led by Gary Partridge, who has over 30 years leading transactions and delivering outstanding results for his clients. Mr Partridge founded Lexington in 2015 because he saw the opportunity to build a new Corporate Finance advisory practice focussed on the UK Mid-Market. He is passionate at building long-term, trusted client relationships and to provide results focused advice. Gary previously led PwC’s Corporate Finance team in the West of the UK and also held a global Acquisitions role in British Telecom’s M&A team. He is a previous winner of Insider Wales Dealmaker of the Year and a triple award winner for Corporate Finance Team of the Year.
Nigel is a Chartered Accountant of 30 years standing, having originally trained with EY, and joined Lexington’s leadership team in 2020. Previously, he had been a shareholder in businesses across the Technology sector for 25 years and led numerous acquisitions and disposals in his time on the “client” side of the advisory relationship as principal. In particular, in 1999 he was the co-founder of Fifth Dimension Systems (FDS) which grew from a start-up to £15m turnover via a combination of organic growth and a successful buy and build strategy until FDS was successfully sold to K3 PLC. In 2012, he invested in Certus Technology Group which quadrupled its turnover under his leadership, which he then exited in 2019 to SysGroup PLC.
Thomas is a Director of Lexington and has significant experience in both Lead Advisory and Transaction Services. He has led a variety of key transactions both in the UK and Europe across a variety of sectors. He specialises in both trade sale and Management Buy Out transactions and has worked with a number of Management teams to lead them through to a successful transaction conclusion. Thomas has a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance and is a Chartered Accountant. He also holds the prestigious ICAEW Diploma in Corporate Finance.
Sinead joined Lexington as a Director at the start of 2022 following 20 successful years supporting growing SME and mid-market businesses in the UK Banking sector. She is a Chartered Banker and spent most of her career within some of the UK major Clearing banks (Barclays, Lloyds, NatWest) lending for growth, whether that be for M&A, succession planning or natural expansion. She has built up an enviable reputation in the UK and has recently advised businesses in the US and Europe. She is tenacious in delivering the best outcome for her clients and is passionate about building long term relationships where she can bring relevant parties together to find the best solutions.
Tom joined Lexington from KPMG and has more than ten years’ experience advising owner managed businesses. Tom is a Director in the Lexington team and has significant experience in Corporate Finance lead advisory and specialises in Trade and PE Sponsor backed buy-side and sell-side transactions. He has recent relevant deal experience in a range of sectors across the mid-market, advising on deals ranging from £5m to £125m in value. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from the University of Bath.
Pablo is an Associate Director at Lexington, having joined the team in 2019. He achieved his Chartered Accountant qualification with PwC where he previously worked in its audit practice, focusing on its private sector clients across its region in the West of the UK. Pablo has recent trade disposal and mid-market private equity experience, advising on both buy and sell side transactions. Pablo is a Spanish speaker and holds a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham.
If you’re interested to speak with our team in Cardiff team, please contact:
- Gary Partridge – [email protected]
- Nigel Griffiths – [email protected]
- Thomas Edwards – [email protected]
- Sinead Johnson – [email protected]
- Tom Coombes – [email protected]
- Pablo Shorney – [email protected]