About us

Fortunately the market for something to believe in is infinite

Some call it Corporate Finance, the Americans call it Investment Banking, we call it getting the best deal for our clients.

We advise entrepreneurs on how to maximise and realise the value of the equity in their business. How? Well we like to think differently, when you find yourself following conventional wisdom it’s time to think twice. You can win big by seeing things others daren’t. We know that a deal is a game of incomplete information, it’s not chess it’s poker. We never make assumptions, it’s better to find out than suppose. We believe that success in almost all pursuits involves a deep understanding of people, often in terms of competition and co-operation. We believe opportunity lies in the future not in the past. We believe strategy and tactics are paramount, we don’t like process and embrace serendipity. We’re students of negotiation, but won’t reveal too much here, you want us on your side. We believe in incentives, everyone here is remunerated according to performance. We don’t get what you want? We don’t get paid. We create our own luck, the good player gets lucky more often than the bad player.

We love selling, that’s what we do, maximising your value is the reason we get up in the morning. We act solely on the sell-side, be it a partial or full sale of shares. We care about your business like it’s our own.


We don’t believe in process…it’s a substitute for thinking

Are you Convex?

listen
understand
negotiate
aim high
assume nothing
learn from everyone
seize opportunity
hustle
honesty over politeness
ignore the nonsense
case
people matter
don’t play chess in a poker game
Break formality
be decisive
action over words
bluff
follow no one
empathy
sell
watch for patterns
work hard
don’t be fooled by randomness
preparation
enjoy the ride
tell stories
have fun
rum
Game Theory
use the math
Max Value
communicate
have great parties
embrace serendipity
FEAR
break rules
recessions don’t matter
rethink
Design Success
only forward
convexity bias
adapt
option not obligation
anti-fragile
make the world better
altruism
read
gratitude
silence
legerdemain
fast forward
connections
raw instinct
make friends for life

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge