Myles Hamilton is a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advisor at Bristol-based Shaw & Co. He is part of one of the largest corporate finance advisory teams in the South West. Below he provides a summary of his career, his current role and what he does in his spare time.

I joined Shaw & Co in 2011 and have the honour of being Jim’s first employee! I’ve built my corporate finance career over 17 years in companies including KPMG and Target Corporate Finance. I am also a Member of the Chartered institute for Securities and Investment.

At Shaw & Co, my focus is on the delivery of transactions such as company sales and acquisitions, management buy-outs for established businesses and their management and shareholders across a wide range of sectors.

On the transactions I work on, I provide technical expertise in deal negotiation and structuring, financial modelling and company valuation. Whilst I enjoy working across multiple sectors, I have deep sector knowledge in recruitment, digital media and professional services.

Since my time at Shaw & Co I have completed 15 deals – the largest of which was a £47m trade sale – and have helped some great clients including People Source, Cloud Savings, Passionate About People and Gradwell. I was instrumental in the sales of People Source to Manpower, VoucherCloud to Groupon and Nanopharm to Aptar.

When I’m not at Shaw & Co, I have four young children who keep me very busy. When I find the time, I enjoy watching rugby and listening to classical music.

Deals I have worked on

Fundamentals Limited –  £2m CBILS business interruption loan

Gradwell – Secured private equity backing

Keep IT Simple – £26m trade sale to The Panoply Holdings PLC 

Nanopharm – Trade sale

One Team Logic – Secured £3.2m funding from Octopus Investments

Passionate about People – Trade sale

People Source – Trade sale to Manpower

Pukka Herbs – Trade Sale to Unilever

Recipero – Management buyout from TransUnion

Trunki – Raise of £3.92m to help Trunki fuel growth

Vouchercloud – Management Buy-Out of Invitation Digital from Vodafone

Vouchercloud – Trade Sale of Cloud Savings Company to Groupon