Providing independent advice to corporates for more than 30 years

Providing independent advice to corporates for more than 30 years

About Us

We are an independent corporate finance advisory boutique focused on advising fast growing companies (both listed and private) and building long term relationships based on excellence of service and in-depth market knowledge.

Guild Financial Advisory’s core service offering comprises: IPO Support (Main Market, AIM and NEX Exchange); Fund Raisings (Public and Private); Transaction Project Management (Mergers, Acquisitions, Disposals and Restructurings); Corporate Governance Advice and provision of Non-Executive Director Services.

Our expertise covers multiple sectors and whilst concentrating on UK companies we also have experience advising overseas companies.

Guild Financial Advisory is an Authorised Representative of Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited, Financial Conduct Authority No.181163.

Ross Andrews – CEO
Ross is an experienced and well connected investment banker who has provided corporate finance advisory services to companies for more than 30 years. He has established long term relationships and held senior roles at a number of investment banks, most latterly as Head of PLC Advisory at Zeus Capital during the period that saw the company emerge as a challenger investment bank. Ross has worked with numerous public and private companies helping them achieve their ambitions across a range of sectors and geographies, not just in the UK but also overseas. He has a strong understanding of Corporate Governance and is a Non-Executive Director of public and private companies.

Email: ross.andrews@guildfin.co.uk

David Battle
David offers a broad range of experience in UK and Global Financial Markets spanning some 30 years. Most recently recognisable as Managing Director, Markets for NEX Exchange, David was previously SVP for Singapore Exchange as their Chief Representative for Europe and North America. Prior to that he spent some time consulting at international clearing house LCH Clearnet in customer relations, where he was present during the 2008 crisis, and over 7 years at Deutsche Bank Global Markets where, as a Managing Director, positions included Global Head of Listed Derivatives Sales and Global Finance Sales. David started his financial markets career selling futures, back and middle office Systems for Rolfe & Nolan Plc where he became Managing Director of Futures Systems Division and a board member of this then UK listed Company.

Email: david.battle@guildfin.co.uk

John Bridges

Sixty years in the City have not dimmed his interest in helping fast-growing businesses. ‘Not a bit of it’, says Bridges. ‘Now, more than ever before, entrepreneurs whose Companies have above average growth prospects, need help through the maze, which is the City of London. I am proud to be part of a team, which has been brought together to provide that help with experienced advice in the field of flotations, acquisitions and fundraising’. With experience in seven decades ranging through Barclays Bank, Merrill Lynch and a number of boutiques at Partner and CEO level also serving as a Committee Member of the Compliance Forum at CISI, his City activities are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and in Dublin by the Central Bank of Ireland. As Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at AIM-Quoted Wey Education PLC, he is available for other NED positions when a need is identified.

Email: john.bridges@guildfin.co.uk

Max Raynor

Max brings a mix of public markets and entrepreneurial experience to Guild. Max started his professional career within Equity Research for a Malaysian bank in Hong Kong. Following this adventure, Max took a business development role for a Small Cap Stock Exchange currently owned by the worlds largest exchange group the CME. During Max’s time at the exchange, he built up a wealth of experience and contacts within the small cap community including brokers, investors and advisors. He went on to be a founder of an App within the gambling space which has secured outside investment and is now a Director of his second company. Utilising a mix of entrepreneurial ventures and capital markets experience, Max assists SMEs on navigating the challenges posed in fundraising and the capital markets.

Email: max.raynor@guildfin.co.uk

John Wilson

John has over a decade experience in investment banking. He has been an equity analyst who has worked in different sectors including internet, technology and e-commerce. His most recent role has been with Zeus Capital where he worked on several high profile initial public offerings, M&A transactions and secondary fundraises both in the UK and internationally. Over the last years, he has built a strong network of institutional investors, HNW and family office connections. He has a very good understanding of the SME sector and public markets and continues to advise several private companies primarily on growth strategy and fundraising

Email: john.wilson@guildfin.co.uk

Isabella Andrews

Executive Assistant with exceptional multi-tasking and organisational skills. Personal Assistant with a strong administrative professional working on both Business and Personal enquiries.

Email: isabella.andrews@guildfin.co.uk

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