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OUR TEAM

Meet the senior team

ANDREW LOCK

Co-Founder & Partner

As a co-founder and existing partner, Andrew Lock has been influential in shaping the business to date.  As a previous investor himself, Andrew Lock brings specific skills to the table, and always asks the right questions when evaluating an offer.

  • Over 20 years experience in corporate finance and private equity

  • Previously partner and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for BDO LLP in the South East

  • Completed 80+ transactions working with talented management teams

  • Expertise within TMT, Support Services and Manufacturing sectors

  • Winner of ‘Corporate Finance Advisor of the year’ Insider Dealmakers South East Awards 2011.

CRAIG HEWITT-DUTTON

Co-Founder & Partner

  • Over 13 years experience in the accountancy profession, qualified FCCA

  • Experienced in the preparation of Information Memorandums and teaser documentation

  • Accessable at all times for discussions with management

  • Extensive experience in the project management of Mergers and Acquisitions of owner managed businesses

  • Winner of ‘Young Dealmaker of the Year’ Insider Dealmakers South East Awards 2012


Coming from a background in Accountancy and Auditing, Craig Hewitt-Dutton also helps keep both our operations and finances in check.

ROBERT RATTRAY

Principal Corporate Finance Consultant

  • Over 10 years cross-border experience within US and European investment banking firms (RW Baird, Bear Stearns, Rabobank)

  • +6 years corporate finance as Head of Corporate Development, structuring debt, equity & M&A deals

  • Expertise within TMT, FMCG, Industrial/Transport Services

  • Chartered Management Accountant; ACMA (first time passes) and CIMA Practising Certificate Holder

  • Chartered MCSI (Chartered Member of the Institute for Securities and Investment)

  • Achieved highest mark for CIMA Operational Case Study in the UK South East (March 2016)

  • Awarded first prize for ICAEW/ CISI Corporate Finance Techniques & Theory exam in 2016

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AWARDS & CREDENTIALS

INSIDER DEALMAKER AWARDS

  • WINNER - Deal of the Year 2011: Management buyout of MatthewsDaniel Ltd

  • WINNER - Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year 2011: Andrew Lock

  • WINNER - Young Dealmaker of the Year 2012: Craig Hewitt-Dutton

INSIDER DEALMAKER NOMINATIONS

  • Young Dealmaker of the Year 2012

  • Dealmaker of the Year 2010, 2011, 2014

  • Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Corporate Financier of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Deal of the Year 2011 (MatthewsDaniel), 2012 (LPE), 2014 (Inzpire)

CHARTERED INSTITUTE FOR SECURITIES & INVESTMENT

  • First Prize for Corporate Finance Theory & Techniques, 2016: Rob Rattray

FINANCE MONTHLY GLOBAL AWARDS

  • Corporate Finance Advisory UK "Firm of the Year" 2018

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LOCKDUTTON CORPORATE FINANCE LLP IS AN APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE OF CAPITAL SYSTEMATICS LTD, WHICH IS AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY.

 

OUR REGISTERED ADDRESS IS 5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON EC4M 7RD, UNITED KINGDOM.

OUR OFFICE ADDRESS IS ONE LONDON SQUARE, CROSS LANES, GUILDFORD, SURREY GU1 1UN, UNITED KINGDOM