Aspirational

vcardGeorge Barnes

Senior Associate
101 Park Drive
Milton Park
Oxfordshire OX14 4RY
About

Mr. Barnes grew up in Manchester in a family of entrepreneurs. His grandfather was one of the largest electrical contractors in the North West of England. His father established ERP and estimation software, which he sold in 2003, and then set up a software firm in the file sharing space. They both inspired him to work hard throughout his schooling and to take an active interest in business and, as a result, has traded a modest personal portfolio on the UK stock exchange since the age of 16.

education 

Manchester Metropolitan University (studied abroad at UNC Greensboro) - BSc (Hons) in Biology. 

skills 

Decision Making, Leadership, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Project Management, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Communication (Written and Oral), Team Management, Time Management, Presenting, Teaching, Team Building, Research

empathetic

Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Moorland Fuels acquired by Craggs EnergyAcquired ByCraggs Energy acquires Moorland Fuels
Seller
Moorland Fuels Limited
Acquirer
Craggs Energy Limited
Industry
Energy and Power
Andy Newell Limited acquired by a private investorAcquired ByPrivate Investor acquires Andy Newell Limited
Seller
Andy Newell Limited
Acquirer
Private Investor
Industry
Construction
Benchmark International - Pebble IT acquiredAcquired ByBenchmark International - Optimity acquires Pebble IT
Seller
Pebble IT Limited
Acquirer
Optimity Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
DDI Acquired by Seed Partners Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPrivate Investor Seed Partners Acquires DDI Benchmark Success
Seller
DDI Projects Limited
Acquirer
Seed Partners Ltd
Industry
Construction
Artisan Acquired by XL GroupAcquired ByXL Group Acquired Artisan Benchmark International Success
Seller
Artisan Measurement & Control Limited
Acquirer
XL Group Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Mustang Acquired by M&A Hygiene Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByM&A Hygiene Benchmark International Success
Seller
Mustang Cleaning Supplies Limited
Acquirer
M&A Hygiene PLC
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Space Age Building Products Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByGJB Developments Benchmark International Success
Seller
Space Age Building Products Limited
Acquirer
GJB Developments PLC
Industry
Construction
Mainplace TA Pumpseal Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByAquatronic Acquires Pumpseal
Seller
Mainplace Limited
Acquirer
Aquatronic Group Management PLC
Industry
Construction
Insitas Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByHPS (Group) Limited Benchmark Success
Seller
Insitas Research Limited
Acquirer
HPS (Group) Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
On-Time Communications Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByCallow Capital 1 Benchmark Success
Seller
On-Time Communications Limited
Acquirer
Callow Capital 1 Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Inutition Communication Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByLaingBuisson Benchmark Success
Seller
Inutition Communication Limited
Acquirer
LaingBuisson Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Opticolour acquired by A2EAcquired ByA2E Benchmark Success
Seller
Opticolour Limited
Acquirer
A2E
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Forever Young International Acquired by SamarkandAcquired BySamarkand Global Benchmark Success
Seller
Forever Young International Ltd
Acquirer
Samarkand Global Limited
Industry
Healthcare
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experience 

George helps to identify potential acquirers that pose a good fit from a synergy and personality perspective for our clients, with the aim of completing a deal that works for both parties and rewards our client for the hard work they invested in the business prior to sale. Before joining our team, he was working as a headhunter specialising in supply chain and logistics for listed businesses such as Wincanton and Kuehne Nagel. This gave him key stakeholder management skills and allowed him to help driven people achieve their career aspirations. The skills of maximising a candidate’s salary and pairing them with the right company gave him great experience for his current role. Working with businesses in multiple sectors complements his natural inquisitiveness and he enjoys analysing complex information.

passion 

As George grew up in a business-driven family, he understands the emotional connection that clients have to their businesses and how it is a key constant in their lives. He remembers the attachment, concern and stress that his father faced when he sold his first company. Because of this empathy, he takes great pleasure in helping our clients through a delicate part of their lives and ensuring that they get the best deal.

charity 

Previously, George taught English for a summer in Pacaya Samria reserve, Peru. He currently volunteers at Broughton House, a residential home for ex-service men. 

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