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.
We advised on our first human capital transaction in 1996
Since 2006, we have been providing investment banking services exclusively to companies and investors in the human capital sector
Advised clients on a wide range of UK and international transactions including sales, acquisitions, mergers, MBOs and recapitalisations
Regular sponsor of leading HR Tech awards
Trusted Partner of APSCo
Philip is also a reputed judge at major human capital industry awards
We are embedded in the sector and that enables us to hold excellent relationships with a wide range of contacts
Philip is a regular speaker at various industry seminars including with Barclays, RBS, APSCo, Staffing Industry Analysts and TALINT
“Best Corporate Finance/M&A Provider” – TALINT International Supplier Awards 2019
A high proportion of our business is referred to us from happy previous clients
“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.”