Chris is an experienced corporate finance adviser who joined Assay in 2010 having qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, spending time in the UK and New Zealand. He has extensive experience of working successfully alongside private equity and owner-managed businesses and has acted on company acquisitions and disposals, MBOs and fund raisings. Past clients have included Vacuum Furnace Engineering, Corporate Risk Systems, Polyplas and Wealden & Eastbourne Lifeline. Chris has also supported clients on their buy and build strategies, providing hands on financial, strategic and operational guidance and leadership. “Chris understood the intricacies of our business model and was invaluable in supporting us through the due diligence process.” – Bob Oakley, Vacuum Furnace Engineering Chris has been part of the professional mentoring scheme at Aston University, which involves working one-to-one with second year business students, helping them prepare for their Placement Year. “His professionalism and expertise has rubbed off on the students, and has championed students getting industrial placements.” – Paul Hebron, Aston Business School Chris is also a keen runner and part of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club. He regularly takes part in half- and full-marathons, attaining his personal best of 2hr58 at the London Marathon in 2013.