Why choose PCB?
Brett Newland is our Corporate Finance Managing Partner. Coming from Accenture, Brett has nearly 30 years’ of transaction experience in Technology, Operations and Consulting having supported some of the largest and most complex deals in the Digital, Operations and Consulting spaces all over the world and built and run transaction and advisory teams in various locations around Europe. He also is a former COO of Accenture’s Cyber Security business so, uniquely, has a deeper understanding than most in how prospective industry buyers view and appraise assets and what life might be like post transaction for our sellers.
Successful entrepreneurs who founded, ran and successfully sold businesses to trade.
A lifetime VC/PE Executive and former BVCA Chairman with unparalleled access to financial buyers.
A Management Consulting Executive with close to 30 years’ experience across financial, commercial and operational areas.
Privileged access to senior decision-makers of potential trade buyers through buy-side engagements and our partners’ C-suite connections.
Similarly privileged access to VC/PE investors through our network.
Our Partners’ collective backgrounds give us unique 360 insight into transactions from the perspective of both trade and financial buyers.
Our Partners know first hand what it is like for a founder to sell their business and can not only empathize but also coach you through to the optimal outcome.
PCB Partners is open, honest and down to earth - a breath of fresh air in the somewhat stuffy world of corporate finance.
"Whether you are pro-actively planning to sell your company or have an interested party unexpectedly reach out you will need a partner that takes the time to truly understands you, your business and the process. I cannot recommend The PCB team highly enough for their professionalism, diligence, and real-world experience. Not only did Brett and the team help me navigate the complexity of the process and the mechanics behind the deal they ensured the deal was right for the right reasons - cultural fit, shared values, future sustainability, and growth. PCB were an integral part of getting a great deal over the line - from introduction to completion. "
Previous Founder and CEO of Graymatter and now proud Partner of REPLY Graymatter
"We Partner with PCB to find us special assets in particular market segments of Consulting and Digital Services. The PCB Partners have worked at senior levels in our industry and indeed have entrepreneurs in their firm, that have successfully built and sold their own consulting businesses. This first-hand experience, their technology domain expertise and their deep network of industry contacts, is a fundamental factor of their success. They always deliver to the brief quickly and discreetly, that ultimately has led in 2020 to two acquisitions in our UK region bolstering our Cloud capability and our Financial Services industry group. I have to say they completely met our expectations, bringing a unique blend of real world experience and professionalism into the buying process – and as a result have gained our trust and the trust of our targets quickly. Their approach and experience was ultimately a key factor in successfully closing out our deals and we will look forward to working with Ben and Brett on future pursuits."
Senior Partner and Head of M&A, Reply
"As one of Accenture’s trusted partners, PCB works closely with Accenture’s Corporate Development leaders. Working with PCB allows us to benefit from PCB’s depth of reach into the Technology Services SMB sector to help identify and qualify high growth, differentiated, founder managed businesses with the right cultural DNA match with Accenture. Their attention to detail in all facets of helping to originate a deal is always impressive."
Senior Managing Director, Accenture
"We engaged PCB to assist us sourcing a distinct target asset in a specific segment. The task was essential to BIP's strategy to plug a gap in its capability to drive growth and momentum in key markets. It needed to be done discreetly and at pace, but with utmost professional qualification. Ben and Brett’s knowledge covers the gamut of the consulting market with deep and strong relationships with key mid-size European consulting assets. The PCB team delivered to the brief with a level of service that fully satisfied BIP and the firm would not hesitate in re-engaging to help in future critical activity."
Chief Executive Officer, Bip Consulting
"We use PCB as a trusted partner with specialised expertise. They work closely with our key stakeholders and have a strong understanding of our business. We have seen on many M&A strategic assignments that PCB has an intimate network and sector insights that we can leverage to inform our executive decisions."
Managing Director UK&I, HPE
Middle East & Africa