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STUART MOSS BSC FCSI

STUART MOSS BSC FCSI

MANAGING PARTNER

Stuart is Managing Partner of Rickitt Mitchell and for over 25 years has ...

Stuart is Managing Partner of Rickitt Mitchell and for over 25 years has successfully provided expert corporate finance advice on a range of mid-market transactions. In 2021 he was listed in the Northwest Business Insider's Professional Power List, selected as one of the 30 most influential figures across accountancy, law and private equity.

Stuart has spent as much time on the buy-side as he has on the sell-side and has developed an in-depth knowledge of buyer and seller motivations and the many ways in which successful deals can be structured. He has worked extensively on cross-border transactions and during a 10-year period led a team that completed 20 acquisitions in the US and Europe for UK based international cyber security consultancy NCC Group plc, contributing to a peak market capitalization of £1 billion. 

Stuart is a Management Science graduate of the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Neil Mitchell BSc FCA

Neil Mitchell BSc FCA

Partner

Neil has advised shareholders and management teams on a wide range of transactions, including ...

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. 

Kaine Smith BA CA

Kaine Smith BA CA

Partner

Kaine joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2013 from Ernst & Young, where he had qualified as a ...

Kaine qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY, before joining Rickitt Mitchell in 2013. He possesses extensive experience across a variety of transaction types, including public flotations, private disposals, fundraises, acquisitions and private equity investments. He boasts significant credentials in the TMT space but has also worked in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, distribution and retail. Some of Kaine’s notable deals have included the investment in Vein Centre by Palatine Private Equity, the sale of Vision Support Services to USA based WestPoint Home, the acquisition of Netherlands based Chargepoint by Radius Payment Solutions, the flotation of Van Elle and the investment by Germany based Chrono24 in luxury pre-owned watch platform, Xupes.

Kaine leads the global activities of M&A Worldwide in the technology sector, forging close and collaborative relationships with experts in 35 countries across 6 continents. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Victoria Molloy

Victoria Molloy

Office Manager

Victoria has been part of the Rickitt Mitchell team for over 20 years ...

Victoria has been part of the Rickitt Mitchell team for over 20 years. She originaly joined the team as PA to Paul Mitchell and Peter Rickitt.  Today Victoria's role is that of Office Manager, she is key to the smooth running of the firm.  She provides executive support to the partners and executive team and takes responsibility for all non corporate finance activities overseeing strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution.

Joe Powell BA ACA

Joe Powell BA ACA

Associate Director

Joe joined Rickitt Mitchell from BDO in 2021, having qualified as an ACA chartered accountant ...

Joe joined Rickitt Mitchell from BDO in 2021, having qualified as an ACA chartered accountant in November 2013, he made the move from Audit to Corporate Finance M&A in 2016. Joe has experience of advising management teams across various stages of a business’s life cycle, including sell-side, buy-side and debt advisory services in numerous sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and leisure & hospitality. Joe enjoys working with ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited businesses across a variety of sectors. Joe is an Economics graduate from Manchester University and prior to embarking on his accountancy career he worked in a music production company

Charlotte Potts BA ACA

Charlotte Potts BA ACA

Corporate Finance Manager

Charlotte joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2019 from PwC ...

Charlotte is a Business Accounting and Finance graduate from Newcastle University and an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant.

Charlotte joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2019 from PwC, having spent 5 years working in Core Assurance in Manchester. During her time at PwC, Charlotte worked with a range of publicly listed clients, private equity backed and privately held businesses, and travelled overseas with other international clients.

Since joining Rickitt Mitchell, Charlotte has supported clients across a range of sectors and transaction types, including private company disposals, acquisitions, debt financing and private equity investments.

James Kidner BA ACA

James Kidner BA ACA

Corporate Finance Executive

James joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2021 from PwC where he had spent 3 years in their ...

James joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2021 from PwC where he had spent 3 years in their Assurance division, working with a variety of UK and US listed corporates, private equity backed businesses and owner-managed businesses. James is an Economics and History Graduate from The University of Leeds. He spent a year working at a Leeds based Executive Search and Selection boutique, advising the Medical Devices and Life Sciences industries, before moving to Manchester with PwC in 2017.

Paul Mitchell BSc FCA

Paul Mitchell BSc FCA

Non Executive Chairman

Paul joined Peter Rickitt in 1981 and together they developed Rickitt Mitchell into a leading ...

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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