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.
Our recent transactions and testimonials are proof that we deliver value for our clients.
Sitec Infrastructure Services
We engaged JDC to provide corporate finance advice to our fast growing business. The very professional team at JDC spent time within our business assessing the funding requirements and options available which were presented to the shareholders. The preferred option was a trade sale and I can honestly say that their expertise and drive to get the best outcome for the shareholders of the business was exceptional. It was a pleasure working with the team at JDC and I would highly recommend them to any business looking for corporate finance guidance.Adam Eatock Sitec Infrastructure Services
JDC have fantastic private equity knowledge and provided invaluable advice and support throughout the entire process. It was great to work with the JDC team and I would highly recommend them to any company looking to raise private equity investment.Graham Peel bf1systems
Superb and essential advice and support to land a very attractive deal using the full spectrum of JDC’s lead advisory services. Special thanks to Jon, Jo and Ryan for going above and beyond to get the deal done.Graham Hacon 3Sun Group
Thanks very much to the JDC team for all your help in getting this project over the line. Having truly expert advice and support on hand to take us through the process was invaluable. JDC really demonstrated their professionalism and expert knowledge and provided excellent and really valuable personal support.Graham Newman Pruce Newman
Having JDC Corporate Finance on board for our recent voyage across some rather choppy water, was a very calming experience. Having seen our market drop away by some 50%, Chris and Alex engaged with our creditors to forge some strong relationships, negotiating support to enable us to climb back to a more comfortable position. The JDC team showed great leadership to our finance team, giving them the confidence to engage with our supply chain and strengthen our financial position. They engaged with our directors and new investors, supplying fast and accurate cash forecasts to enable us to plan meaningfully and steady our ship. It was great to work with you both, thanks again for your fantastic support.Nick Offord Red7 Marine
Make it Clear
Over a period of 12 years JDC have guided us through our original MBO and now through two further reorganisations. Their deal advice and knowledge has been excellent throughout. Along the way, JDC have also delivered great ongoing business advice and have always been there for us when needed. I really could not recommend them more highly.Sarah Edwards Make it Clear
The Wylie Veterinary Centre
We reached a pivotal point in the life cycle of our practice where we needed external expert advice in order to implement our strategy for growth. JDC came highly recommended and from our first meeting it was clear that not only did they understand the veterinary space, but they were able to debate and challenge the strategy to ensure that we have fully considered all of the complexities involved. Dave, Alex and Adam spent time with the shareholders and the wider management team before focussing their work in the key areas where their expertise added real value. We look forward to working with JDC on the next stage of our exciting journey.Richard Doyle, The Wylie Veterinary Centre
Selling PVS was a very difficult decision to make. Not knowing about the sales process can be stressful, however James and Dave helped us understand this and more importantly realise the potential value of our business, both to our own market and complimentary markets, which led to a greater purchaser audience. Everyone at JDC was professional and understanding of our needs and demands, assuring us that the sale process was in good hands with the knowledge and experience that JDC brought to the table. I would highly recommend the JDC team to any business wishing to sell; we found them friendly, understanding and professional, but above all they were able to deal with all aspects of the sale from start to finish and in a timely fashion.Chris Shannon PVS Holdings
JDC have been an adviser to the GEV management team since 2015 and provided important advice and support during this latest transaction, which helped us to benchmark the terms offered and analyse the basis of our engagement in the newco going forward. It has been a pleasure to work with the JDC team again and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for advisers who need a trustworthy partner to help them navigate through the complexities of an institutional investment.David Fletcher GEV Group
Chris and the team at JDC offered invaluable advice and support throughout the process. What really impressed was their no-nonsense approach coupled with determination to move forward within a very short time-scale. Their knowledge of the best people to partner with and fast modelling of the offers allowed us to make informed decisions. We were very impressed with the constant communication and feedback on progress.Richard Lee Jablite Holdings Limited
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
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
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
JDC have been a long-term adviser to Wiggly Amps and provided invaluable advice, support and deal management which enabled us to close the transaction in a short time frame. I genuinely could not have asked for a more balanced, accommodating and professional service. There is no doubt that their focus and commitment were vital to us getting the deal done. I would highly recommend JDC to any business owner considering their options or selling their company.Jon Witte Managing Director of Wiggly Amps
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
To say we couldn’t have achieved this without JDC would be an understatement! From inception of the plan to a successful conclusion less than 12 months later, Jon and his team’s expertise across all aspects of a complex transaction, and ability to communicate it effectively to both sides of a mixed experience audience, was invaluable. I cannot praise JDC highly enough, this partial management buy-out marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the company’s evolution. A springboard for future growth!Mark Ford Co-Founder of Signwaves
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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FCA CF MEWI
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.
Director of Business Growth Services
Hello. I’m Chris, I have spent over 20 years advising and managing businesses through all stages of the corporate cycle.
Fiona Hotston Moore
BSc(Hons) FCA CTA MAE ACFS
Director of Forensic and Advisory Services
Hello. I’m Fiona, I have over over 25 years’ experience providing taxation, strategic and accounting advice in a variety of sectors.
Corporate Finance Senior Manager
Hello. I’m Jo, I have spent over 14 years providing advisory and transaction support to clients across the South East.
Hello. I’m Tony, I have over 25 years’ experience as a specialist tax adviser.
Hello. I’m Matt, I have spent over 10 years providing corporate, personal and transaction tax advice to owner managed businesses.
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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.
Hello. I’m Janet, I have over 30 years’ experience in the accountancy and business advisory profession.
Corporate Finance Manager
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.
Corporate Finance Manager
Hello. I’m Ryan, I have over 10 years’ practice experience and have managed several successful transactions since joining JDC.
Hello. I’m Rob, I have over 20 years’ experience providing corporate advisory and accountancy services to clients across East Anglia.
Hello. I’m Josh, I have over five years’ experience in practice, providing training and support to a variety of clients in their accounting and business affairs.
Hello. I’m Jackie, I’ve been with JDC from the start acting as PA to Jon but now supporting the wider JDC team.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Senior Executive Assistant
Hello. I’m Maria, I joined JDC in 2014, I’m responsible for design and marketing and provide support to the wider JDC team.
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.
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Director of Corporate Finance
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+.