Highly Qualified, Experienced Professionals

Long established team with wide experience and established reputations with key market participants

SPARK Advisory partners was established in January 2012 by its founding partners to provide product independent corporate finance advice to mid-market companies, owner managers and shareholders.
SPARK is owned by its partners who have worked together for many years. The team has broad cross section of skills and transaction experience encompassing M&A, private equity, public capital raisings and debt advisory services. We believe that this range of services differentiates our offering from other mid-market firms who are often tied to a product or service. The differing and complementary skills of the partners will believe fosters innovation and allows us to develop deep and longstanding relationships with our clients as we able to focus on client objectives not one-off transaction solutions.

Neil Baldwin ACA

Neil Baldwin ACA

After qualifying as an ACA with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Neil first gained practical experience in the corporate finance department of FTSE350 listed business Morgan Crucible plc, and then in an financial advisory capacity at County NatWest, before joining Wise Speke (subsequently Brewin Dolphin Investment Bank) in 1994. He has over 20 years’ experience acting as a financial advisor to smaller quoted companies on a range of transactions on AIM and the Official List, including flotations, mergers and takeovers, and both on and off-market equity fundraising. He is a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners.

Mark Brady LL.B FCA Chartered FCSI

Mark Brady LL.B FCA Chartered FCSI

Mark joined what became Brewin Dolphin’s Corporate Finance team in 1988, having qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG. He became a director in 1993 and was subsequently Head/Deputy Head of Corporate Finance for some 14 years. He has considerable experience in providing advice to corporate clients on IPOs, takeovers and a wide range of other transactions involving private and public companies. He has experience in a number of sectors, most recently Consumer, Industrials and Healthcare. In addition, Mark is a non-executive director of eg solutions plc (AIM: EGS), a past Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance and a member of the Yorkshire and North East Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange. He is also a regular speaker at events on quoted company issues. He is a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners.

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Matt qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1995 and has since worked in mid-market mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings. After eight years in the London office of US Investment Bank Robert W. Baird working, inter alia, on UK and transatlantic M&A, he joined Brewin Dolphin in 2004 as a Director and became head of corporate finance in 2010.
Deal credentials include the £180m hostile acquisition of Isotron plc by Synergy Healthcare plc, the buyout of Morson from Barclays private equity, the IPO and subsequent acquisitions for Caretech PLC and numerous public takeovers. As a partner at SPARK he led the deal team advising Management on their take private offer for Morson plc and associated debt financing.

Miriam Greenwood OBE DL

Miriam Greenwood OBE DL

Miriam is a highly regarded and greatly experienced specialist in debt related products. Her breadth of experience in debt advisory has added great value to the range of services that SPARK Advisory Partners can offer to clients. A qualified barrister, Miriam has had a distinguished City career and was recognised and awarded the OBE for her services to corporate finance. She has previously worked for Warburgs, Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank. She was a founding director of British Linen Advisors, and has latterly worked for Quayle Munro Holdings plc and Brewin Dolphin. Miriam was on the board of GEMA, the UK energy regulator for 9 years and is currently a non-executive director of Mithras Investment Trust, Eclipse Shipping Limited and Smart Metering Systems PLC. She is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh. She is a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners.

Sean Wyndham-Quin CA MCSI

Sean Wyndham-Quin CA MCSI

07792 582 385 seanwq@sparkapl.com

After graduating with a degree in accountancy, Sean joined Ernst & Young where he qualified as a chartered accountant. After a spell working as an auditor in the financial services department he joined the corporate finance team where he worked on a number of private equity and public company M&A transactions. In 2005, he joined Brewin Dolphin Investment Banking, where he advised on a number of successful flotations, capital raisings and M&A transactions before becoming a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners in early 2012.