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We have a long history of successful deals

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We are a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth.

Case Studies

Our recent transactions and testimonials are proof that we deliver value for our clients.

Project Network

From our first meeting with JDC it was clear that their hands-on senior led service was the differential to competitors. JDC took the time to understand our business and provided us with the options available. They assisted us in presenting our business plan to funders where we secured the necessary funding to fulfil our ambitious growth plans. We look forward to continuing to work with JDC to achieve our objectives and would highly recommend them to SME owners seeking advisers who can add real value.

Director Project Network

BTS Group

We had never had any dealings with JDC prior to meeting with Dave and Adam, but from the outset I found them to be honest and straightforward and everything they said they would do at our first meeting they delivered. JDC identified a buyer who we would never had thought to approach ourselves and worked hard to negotiate a deal which was in line with our aspirations. Dave and Adam were involved at every stage and present at every meeting and their hands-on, personal approach throughout the process was a big reason why the deal happened within a sensible time frame.”

Hal McCallum Managing Director of BTS Group

The Big Prawn Co.

On recommendations from HSBC, we opened discussions with JDC, who promised a hands on approach with no shortage of effort and time. I can honestly say they did not let us down; they were professional, extremely attentive and supportive. They found the right solutions and engaged relentlessly with the management team, banks and lawyers to achieve a smooth conclusion. I very much enjoyed working with the JDC team and have every intention of continuing with this relationship. Thank you JDC.

Sean O’Hanlon Founder of Big Prawn Co

Lida Vets

I engaged JDC after doing thorough research into the market to identify the best corporate finance firm in the eastern region for my business. After having now been through the process, I have to say that I am so pleased I appointed JDC. Dave and Adam unlocked and delivered an exceptional deal, well in excess of what I had hoped for and supported me hands-on throughout the whole process. It has been a pleasure working with them and I would not hesitate to recommend JDC to any business considering a sale.

Josh Lida Director of Ideal Vets Ltd trading as Lida Vets

Motorclean

The service provided was exceptional. The competitive process JDC ran and their connections with lenders meant we had a range of lending options to choose from and we are in no doubt that we have secured the best possible financing deal. JDC’s advice was clear and consistent throughout a complex process and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for advisers who can make a real difference and add value to their business.

David Warren Managing Director of Motorclean

R. A. Howarth (Engineering)

We completed the sale of our company seven months after instructing JDC and would highly recommend their services to business owners who are looking for high quality, value for money advice that is delivered in a personable manner.

Andrew Randall R.A. Howarth (Engineering) Ltd

Cornwall Insight

I found the advice and input from JDC to be invaluable, we would strongly recommend JDC to companies who are looking to unlock growth and achieve their full potential and look forward to continuing to work with JDC as our trusted advisers in the future.

Gareth Miller Cornwall Insight

Lanpro Services

The advice provided by JDC was instrumental in both allowing the directors to fully understand the implications of the proposed acquisition whilst also ensuring we had an appropriate structure for our associated company to enable us to maximise the tax position of current and future land promotion agreements.

Chris Sayers Head of Finance of Lanpro Services

Kanes Foods

Our first experience of JDC was when we needed help to evaluate a potential acquisition opportunity at short notice.  Chris and Ryan not only turned around a quality piece of work extremely quickly, they also offered great, balanced advice and proved to be both a valuable sounding board and a trustworthy partner.

Phil Jones Kanes Foods

Gnaw Chocolate

JDC took the time to understand the objectives of the shareholders and quickly saw the potential of the company, presenting a range of growth options to consider.  Adam and Ryan defined a clear three year strategy, one that we are now implementing and we can already see the value that their advice has brought.

Matt Legon Gnaw Chocolate

Project Cool

We were delighted with the work of JDC. They produced twice as many offers in half  the time of our previous advisers and are certainly very well connected across the East Anglian market.

Managing Director Project Cool

Oakwood Veterinary Group

JDC presented our business in a professional and credible manner and worked hard to negotiate a deal that surpassed expectations.  Jon and Adam were reassuringly on hand at every stage of a process that is often stressful and more complicated than you would first expect.

Stephen Youngs Oakwood Veterinary Group

Rysa Lodge

We have worked with Tony for over 20 years and our confidence was well placed.  The tax analysis dictated the deal structure and Tony provided clear pro-active advice at all stages.  His advice has greatly helped all the shareholders achieve the best outcome in maximising the net of tax rewards for all.

Robin Key Rysa Lodge

Global Chair Components

The team at JDC have provided fantastic guidance along every step of the process and delivered a deal that exceeded everyone’s expectations.  We look forward to continuing to work with the team on the next stage of our development and wholly recommend them to any business owner who is looking for corporate finance advice.

Darryl Dawson Global Chair Components

Mattressman Group

We engaged JDC because of their successful track record in providing assistance to SME business owners in all areas of corporate finance and their reputation for hands-on advice.  We would like to thank JDC for their advice and would highly recommend them to any business considering a transaction.

Andrew Kerry Mattressman Group

Aquaterra Energy

We would not have closed this deal without JDC’s advice, support and deal management skills.  From day one to the close of the transaction they were excellent.  The whole team are looking forward to continuing our long and successful relationship as we continue to grow our business.  Thank you JDC!

George Morrison Aquaterra Energy

Saxon Packaging

JDC ensured that all of our objectives were met, delivering a high quality service and achieving a deal with a strategic purchaser that ticked all of the boxes.  To any business owner thinking of selling their company, I would highly recommend they contact JDC in the first instance!

Paul King Saxon Packaging

Project Express

I was introduced to JDC by my bank after we were the victims of a major fraud.  From the first meeting I was confident they could help stabilise our position, control our cash and improve our financial systems for the future. I would not hesitate to recommend JDC to other business owners seeking some hands-on support.

Managing Director Project Express

The Cotswold Company

At all stages JDC helped us to understand the complex tax analysis and planning opportunities available to the shareholders.  Tony provided prompt and pro-active support that helped meet a demanding timetable whilst flagging potential issues and concerns that might otherwise have compromised our tax position.

James Birtwhistle The Cotswold Company

Rossi Long Consulting

JDC first acted for us in our MBO from URS Scott Wilson in 2012 and have since become valued advisers to our business.  In our recent Capital Restructuring JDC designed a succession structure for us which ‘ticked all the boxes’ for the shareholders and have once again come up trumps. Many thanks again JDC!

Simon Rossi Rossi Long Consulting

Portaramp

Dave and Adam worked with us closely throughout, ensuring we were fully aware of the process at every stage and what to expect, identifying a number of buyers who we had not even considered would be interested.  The deal that was negotiated met all of our expectations and JDC were pivotal in ensuring that the deal happened.

50% Shareholder and Director Portaramp

Gasway

Dave and the JDC team gave invaluable support and advice throughout the complex process and their hard work and commitment was instrumental in driving the deal to a successful conclusion for all stakeholders.  I would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone who is considering selling their business.

Liam Betts Gasway

Mountfield Group

Over the past 18 months Chris has provided advice to the Group on some important decisions including a strategic review the Board undertook in early 2015 and when we changed our banking facilities.  Chris has acted as a valuable sounding board to me and to other senior members of the Group’s management.

Andy Collins Mountfield Group

J & S Products

After receiving a direct approach from a US based buyer, we were referred to JDC by an industry colleague.  We would not hesitate to recommend JDC, as their negotiation skills, expertise and experience in managing the sales process proved pivotal to us in achieving a great result and completing the deal.

Ben Rodwell J&S Products

Lemon Groundwork Solutions

From our very first meeting with JDC we were impressed by the depth of their knowledge and experience relating to all areas of our forthcoming reorganisation and we have been delighted with the advice and guidance they have provided.  We made the right choice of advisers and I would unreservedly recommend them.

Kevin Childs Lemon Groundwork Solutions

Haven Veterinary Healthcare

Jon, Adam and Kerri were heavily involved in every stage of the process and having now experienced the process of selling first hand, I can honestly say that without their help and guidance we cannot imagine how we would have managed through this stressful time – thank you once again!

Robert Livie Haven Veterinary Healthcare

Derrick Services UK

We engaged JDC because of their successful track record in our industry and the confidence we felt in their ability to secure the best possible deal.  The hard work and commitment of the team was invaluable in providing hands-on support through a very intense process, negotiating the deal to a successful conclusion.

Michael Smith Derrick Services (UK)

Project Jedi

When we as a company decided that an MBO was the preferred route for us, JDC provided sound and credible advice and were always on hand to assist and act as a sounding board.  I would highly recommend JDC to SME owners who require assistance in any area of corporate finance, advisory and tax services.

Director Project Jedi

Reef One

After the very successful sale of our business, we would like to thank all of the JDC team for their advice, guidance, hard work and dedication in completing this complex transaction; something we could not have achieved without them.

 

Paul Stevenson Reef One

Bowden & Knights

We could not have achieved the sale without Jon and his colleagues’ drive, enthusiasm, tenacity, advice and guidance.  Available to me 24/7, through ups and downs and with our interests at heart throughout, JDC were the driving force to ‘clinch the deal’.  A huge thank you JDC for fulfilling our dreams.

Mike Bowden Bowden & Knights

Pinnacle Consulting Engineers

JDC have acted for the Pinnacle group since 2006, always providing impartial objective advice and building a huge level of trust over many years.  Their most recent involvement met all parties’ aspirations for timing, affordability, tax efficiency and above all else, a transparency which was invaluable in achieving the satisfactory outcome.

David Meigh Pinnacle Consulting Engineers

Oxifree Global

JDC provided quality advice and service throughout the complex process, running an exceptional process to deliver a double digit valuation multiple to the stakeholders.  Their hard work and commitment was instrumental in supporting us and we could not have secured the deal without them.

Ed Hall Oxifree Global

ESE Direct

It’s fair to say that without Jon and his team we would not have got through the experience, nor would we have achieved such a fantastic deal.  You are worth your weight in gold – thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Simon Francis ESE Direct

Global International

The support of Chris has been invaluable and we now have an even stronger foundation for the future development of our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and the wider JDC team to business owners seeking to achieve rapid growth.

Juan Albertini Global International

GEV Group

We engaged JDC due to their successful track record in our sector and the immediate confidence we felt in their ability to secure a deal.  Dave Howes and his team guided us through every step of the transaction, providing advice and acting as an effective filter during due diligence, allowing us to run our business in parallel.

David Fletcher GEV Group

The Team

We are unified in helping our clients develop, improve and realise the full value of their businesses.

Jon Dodge

FCA CF MEWI
Managing Director

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Hello. I’m the Founder of JDC.  I have over 25 years’ experience of leading sale, purchase and restructuring transactions and acting as a retained adviser.

Chris Adlam

FCCA
Director of Business Growth Services

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Hello. I’m Chris, I have spent over 20 years advising and managing businesses through all stages of the corporate cycle.

Joanne Price

FCA
Corporate Finance Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Jo, I have spent over 14 years providing advisory and transaction support to clients across the South East.

Tony Longman

CTA
Tax Director

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Hello. I’m Tony, I have over 25 years’ experience as a specialist tax adviser.

Matt Field

CTA
Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Matt, I have spent over 10 years providing corporate, personal and transaction tax advice to owner managed businesses.

Adam Croft

Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m Adam, I am an out and out transaction specialist and have been involved in or led over 100 sales transactions of companies in the £2m to £50m turnover range.

Janet Parker

MBA
Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Janet, I have over 30 years’ experience in the accountancy and business advisory profession.

James Cooper

ACA CF
Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m James, I’m a Chartered Accountant and was the highest placed candidate in the UK in the ICAEW Corporate Finance exams in 2015.

 

Ryan Symonds

ACCA
Corporate Finance Manager

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Hello. I’m Ryan, I have over 10 years’ practice experience and have managed several successful transactions since joining JDC.

Rob Whitefoot

FCA
Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Rob, I have over 20 years’ experience providing corporate advisory and accountancy services to clients across East Anglia.

Emma Dixon

FCCA
Executive

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Hello. I’m Emma, I’m a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over five years’ post qualification experience.

Jackie Collier

Executive Assistant

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Hello.  I’m Jackie, I’ve been with JDC from the start acting as PA to Jon but now supporting the wider JDC team.

Maria Rix

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Executive Assistant

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Hello.  I’m Maria, I joined JDC in 2014, I’m responsible for design and marketing and provide support to the wider JDC team.

Alex Hunton

ACA
Executive

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Hello.  I’m Alex, I joined JDC in 2017 from Larking Gowen where I was in charge of a portfolio of clients and now assist on a wide range of transaction and advisory projects.

Dave Howes

FCA MBA CF
Director of Corporate Finance

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Hello. I’m Dave, I have spent over 10 years advising clients on transactions across a range of sectors with deal sizes from £2m to £100m+.