Stuart Moss BSc FCSI
Stuart is Managing Partner of Rickitt Mitchell and for over 25 years has successfully provided advice to corporates, management teams, entrepreneurs and private equity houses on a range of mid-market transactions.
During a recent 10 year period, acting as the retained adviser to a NCC Group plc, Stuart managed a business development programme that resulted in the identification and acquisition of 20 companies in the US and Europe, investing a total of £300m.
Stuart is a Management Science graduate of the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Brian Higgins MA ACA
With over 20 years of corporate finance experience, Brian has successfully advised entrepreneurs, private companies and quoted companies on a range of disposals, acquisitions and fundraisings with values from £1m to £215m. Brian was previously Chairman of Amicus Building Products, where he acted as joint principal in the initial MBI and subsequent buy and build strategy to create a £16m turnover group.
Brian joined Rickitt Mitchell from Arthur Andersen in 1999 after completing his MA in Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Jesus College, Oxford.
Neil Mitchell BSc FCA
Neil has advised shareholders and management teams on a wide range of transactions, including; MBO’s, disposals, acquisitions, private equity investment and IPO’s. Deals acted on include; the £80m flotation of Van Elle Holdings Plc, the £49m disposal of Fredericks Dairies, the acquisition of Dutch owned Wight Salads Limited by APS Group to form a £100m+ turnover business, the dual fundraising from private equity investor BGF and a €1bn revenue European Corporate into APS Group, the £21m flotation of Instem plc and subsequent three bolt-on acquisitions and the £130m IPO of DJI Holdings plc.
Prior to joining Rickitt Mitchell Neil was at PwC's Leeds office where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in its assurance and business advisory department, having previously worked at GlaxoSmithkline in R&D.
Head of New Business
Mark joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2018 having spent 14 years as the head of UK SME at the London Stock Exchange working with quoted companies on both AIM and the main markets, as well as alongside management teams and their investors considering flotation on the public markets.
Rickitt Mitchell’s excellent track record of building long term successful relationships while maintaining an independent viewpoint resonated with my own view of business,” said Mark. “The longevity of the current team and their reputation in the market is unrivalled.
“I look forward to helping the business continue to succeed in the years ahead.”
Victoria joined Rickitt Mitchell in 1999 from CLB Coopers, where she had been working as PA to the national managing partner. She is PA to the partners and executive team as well as managing all aspects of the office administration. Dedicated and professional, Victoria is key to the smooth running of the firm.
Kaine Smith BA CA
Kaine joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2013 from Ernst & Young, where he had qualified as a chartered accountant. Kaine is a Business Management graduate from Nottingham University.
Kaine has a natural ability to understand clients and their businesses and to project manage the many information flows required to deliver a deal successfully. His recent transactional experience includes the £130m AiM flotation of DJI Holdings plc and Better Capital’s £9m disposal of Calyx Managed Services to MXC Capital plc.
Rob Bennett BSC ACCA
Corporate Finance Manager
Rob joined Rickitt Mitchell from AlixPartners’ Leeds office in 2015, having spent three years working on a number of restructuring and advisory assignments. Most recently, Robert completed a 12 month secondment within AlixPartners’ London-based debt advisory practice, helping to both raise and refinance debt facilities for a mix of corporate and private equity clients.
Robert is a maths and physics graduate from Durham University and newly qualified ACCA.
Adam Lovell BSC CA
Corporate Finance Executive
Adam joined Rickitt Mitchell from EY in 2017, having spent 4 years working in Financial Services in both London and Manchester. Most recently, Adam joined EY’s transaction advisory services business carrying out transaction due diligence on a wide range of businesses in the IT, professional services and industrial sectors.
Adam is an accounting and finance graduate from Loughborough University and recently qualified Chartered Accountant.
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Charlotte Vastano BA
Charlotte Joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2017 after graduating from Salford University.
Charlotte is in charge of our front of house operation and provides a professional first impression, welcoming clients and visitors to our office and taking incoming telephone calls. She has quickly become part of the team and is enjoying learning about the Corporate Finance industry.
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Paul Mitchell BSc FCA
Non Executive Chairman
Paul joined Peter Rickitt in 1981 and together they developed Rickitt Mitchell into a leading independent corporate finance boutique delivering ground breaking deals. Paul has completed every kind of corporate finance deal as adviser to a wide range of clients over sectors as diverse as engineering, professional services, IT and airlines. As Non Executive Chairman of AiM quoted Styles & Wood Group PLC and a number of private companies, Paul continues to create value and provide strategic guidance as a board member.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1975, Paul spent three years post qualification with Coopers & Lybrand. He joined County Bank's corporate finance department in 1978 before joining Rickitt Mitchell in 1981.
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