Most of our work is referral-based because we are human capital sector M&A specialists who have been embedded in the industry since inception
We truly understand the nuances and requirements of human capital technology and services businesses and our unparalleled relationships with buyers and investors enables us to consistently deliver premium results for our clients when compared to generalist M&A advisory firms.
Our relentless focus on adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect for more than 25 years has enabled us to build our reputation as the go-to M&A advisor for tech and services human capital businesses in the UK and Europe.
Industry Recognition
“We are grateful to Philip Ellis and the Optima team for their advice, from helping to prepare the initial offer to deal structuring, assisting with negotiations, helping to manage the deal process and working with our other advisors to coordinate through to Completion.”

Adam Fletcher

Group CEO of IPE Ventures

Tech M&A Advisory
We advise high-growth technology businesses on sales, acquisitions, recapitalisations and fundraising.
  • HR Tech
  • EdTech
Services M&A Advisory
We advise human capital businesses on sales, acquisitions and recapitalisations.
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Consulting
  • Professional Services
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)