We are experts in M&A and Management Advisory across all sectors and deal sizes.

Many of our transactions involve private equity in one form or another. We advise on all aspects of PE deals and all parties, including management teams, PE investors and vendors to PE. We also work regularly with trade buyers and other sources of capital.

The trust and fund administration sector is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. Triggered by regulation and fuelled by third-party capital (principally private equity) there has been substantial consolidation in the sector over the last decade.  Responding to client demands for wider geographic coverage and increased product sophistication global groups have emerged, whilst at the same time local high-quality specialists continue to thrive. 

This period of change has not yet run its course.  Recently we have seen more mergers between the bigger players in the sector and – intriguingly – the introduction of equity from listed capital markets into the sector.

Unrivalled expertise & understanding

At Wyvern Partners, we’ve been at the forefront of this change since 2002.

This gives us unparalleled understanding of the sector. Our lead partner in Trust & Fund Administration, Jonathan Smith, has advised on over 45 transactions, including almost all of the landmark cases.

Our clients
 include trust, corporate and fund administrators of all sizes – from small management-owned businesses to the largest international groups. We advise shareholders, management teams, private-equity firms and major global banking groups.

What we do:

We effect corporate sales, locate and execute acquisitions, advise management teams on MBOs and can help you raise equity capital and bank debt.

To see how our Trust & Fund Administration expertise could help you, contact Jonathan Smith.

Experience tells us that management teams can benefit from honest and straight-talking expert advice at major milestones in corporate life. We also know that giving management confidence in the process and their future creates value for both vendors and purchasers.

At Wyvern Partners, we’ve been at the vanguard of management-advisory services for the last fifteen years, and as market leaders, we’ve advised management teams on deals from £10 million to £10 billion in all sectors across the UK and continental Europe. Our approach is tailor made for each transaction and each gets the full attention of our experienced senior team.


Our service:

Be it an auction, a new owner, a new capital structure, a major divestment or an IPO, we can provide you or your management team with seasoned fully independent advice all the way to a successful conclusion.

Contact Martin Kitcatt, Peter Bowman or Francis Moore for more information on our Management Advisory service



Whether you’re a vendor or buyer, the transaction is one of the key moments in the life of any business. We know that years of work can come to fruition – or be lost – in a matter of weeks.

How you approach the market is vital. Early involvement, whether preparing a company for sale or identifying and appraising a target will get the process off to a good start.

Our service:

At Wyvern Partners, our experienced advisors have been through this many times. More than just experienced negotiators, they can help you plan and anticipate – keeping process on track, anticipating and avoiding problems.

We base our fees on success and have a proven track record of delivery.

To find out how we could help you, contact Anthony Gahan or Jonathan Smith.