Bespoke Service

We focus on your specific needs

Energy

We put everything into delivering outstanding results

Expertise

We make sure out experience counts

Integrity

We provide open, honest & balanced advice

Reach

We have UK wide and international reach

Specialist focus

We concentrate on what we are exceptional at

Track Record

We have a long history of successful deals

Trust

We will be your most trusted adviser

Vision

We stay ahead of the game

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

Why choose us?

Since its formation in 2004, JDC has emerged as the leading independent corporate finance and advisory firm in the Eastern Region. We are primarily focused on the requirements of SMEs with turnover from c. £2 million to £50 million.

The team comprises a wealth of experience in all areas of corporate finance and related transaction and advisory work, offering our clients a range of services to suit the needs of their company.

JDC are instructed as advisers for both sell-side and buy-side clients in company transactions. This includes outright disposals to trade and private equity purchasers; acquisition mandates to achieve growth objectives and numerous management buyouts (MBOs), management buyins (MBIs) and minority shareholder exits.

The team at JDC have carried out over 500 share and business valuations and have successfully completed approximately 300 company sale and purchase transactions.

Additionally, we have implemented numerous succession solutions and by offering a tailored approach of working with our clients for the long term, remain the retained advisers of choice to many growing and enterprising businesses.

With an enviable track record, a reputation for clear communication and advice and a refreshing absence of red tape, JDC offers a comprehensive combination of integrated services and unique access to a top quality, highly experienced team of advisers.

Case Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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+.

 

 

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.

Christian Schosland

Corporate Finance Director

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Hello. I’m Christian, I have over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Kerri Phillips

FCA
Senior Manager

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Hello. I’m Kerri, I have over 18 years’ professional experience of acting for clients of varying sizes and am involved in delivering JDC’s business growth services initiative.

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.

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.

Tony Longman

CTA
Tax Director

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