Professional Services


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 Tel: +44(0)1241 828 691
 Email: General Enquiries
 Fax: +44(0)1241 828 605

" of the shrewdest to come along in a long time." 

Constantine Gratsos,  President Onassis Group

"Please besiege us with deals."

Jon Moulton
Managing Partner, Alchemy Partners, London
(BVCA Hall of Fame, Best Equity Provider 2001)

" entrepreneur of classic American design..."

Financial Times

Our goal is to: "Make the deal work" period.

We are a group of professional transaction consultants. We facilitate transactions from idea initiation, to arranging the finance, through to successful completion or exit.

We work on either the buy or sell side, with acquisition or divestment focussed PLC’s, LTD’s, entrepreneurs, management teams and other company owners to do four things:

  1. Generate deals
  2. Create a plan
  3. Take action
  4. Succeed

We plan only to succeed in any deal we are involved with, which is why we do not develop back-up plans, ‘rip-cords’ or fail safes.

The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself, so as a group, we act with enthusiasm and without limits to what we can achieve with our clients.

We recognize that the most important thing in any deal besides ethics and honesty, is the people involved, so we carefully select the individuals and deals we engage in.

Deal Generation Financing Bespoke Consultancy

Deal Generation

The main focus of The Guthrie Group is deal generation.

For either the buy or sell side, we have a proven seven step process as follows:

  1. Engage the management team and set goals
  2. Scan the market sector and identify suitable targets
  3. Approach the targets
  4. Carry out assessment and due diligence
  5. Prepare decision documents and agreements
  6. Identify and introduce the appropriate financial partners
  7. Close the deal

Generally, we work with motivated and experienced CEO’s and Managing Directors with sector specific knowledge on deal types such as; MBO’s, MBI’s, LBO’s, Bolt-ons, Public to Private’s, AIM’s and IPO’s.


Financial Services and Markets Act 2000: 
We are not authorised by the Financial Services Authority to carry out regulated activities
(As defined by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in the UK. 

Bespoke Consultancy

We have built a reputation for successfully (and confidentially) negotiating and resolving difficult situations, up to and including ‘Global 20’ size companies.

The Guthrie Group has extensive experience in emergency mandates, workouts or turnarounds and can act as Crisis Managers, Consultants for exceptional or complicated growth strategies and coaching partners for top Executives. This is carried out on a case by case basis.

To request further information, see the Contact page

"I am delighted to see what you are doing… I think it is… exciting..."

John B. Connally
Former Governor of Texas, U.S. Secretary of Treasury,U.S. Presidential Candidate

"His energy is combustible, his manner kinetic... with the intensity of a matador entering a bullring..."

Al Martinez
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, CA

"A prominent and much respected businessman and entrepreneur in many successful companies...won awards reflecting his business acumen."

Financial Times

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The Guthrie Group - Part of the Guthrie Group (C.I.) Ltd - Reg No 83594
  Tel: +44(0)1241 828 691
  Email: General Enquiries
  Fax: +44(0)1241 828 605