Lean, focused and highly experienced

Our team comprises UK-based directors with a virtual team of specialists located in India, Europe and the UK. Assembled over the past decade, our team provides an exceptional capability in research, financial modelling, presentation and most important, world-class sales and negotiation skills.

With over $0.25 billion deal-advisory experience, prior to co-founding TheNonExec, our Managing Director, Justin Levine, enjoyed a fast-track career as a Managing Director and Vice-President with global energy & automation solutions giant Schneider Electric. Now in his fourth decade of business leadership and with immense enthusiasm and energy, he provides highly experienced navigation to each of our client projects.

Right from the outset, we wanted to create a boutique M&A firm that was singularly focused on adding value, not excess cost or ‘veneer.’

Having carefully looked at the market, we decided not to follow the classic ‘corporate finance’ formula of adding a ‘heavyweight’ chairman, ex-FTSE non-executive directors nor freshly minted Oxbridge graduates that add to the presentation, and little else.

Concluding a corporate transaction with Justin Levine and TheNonExec business was a refreshingly professional, straightforward and efficient experience. Justin ensured that, from heads of agreement through to transaction completion, the process was kept on track at all times. A pleasure to deal with and someone with whom we would transact again.

Jon Bednall – CEO, Epwin Group PLC

We also took the view that owning or leasing expensive real estate for office space, adds literally zero to the actual delivery of the service, especially when many deals are international.

Instead, we looked to the ‘virtual office’ as the optimum strategy for building a world-class team and to help our clients avoid the associated fees typical of large investment banks and corporate finance houses.

Having operated in India previously, we had witnessed business schools churning out world-class MBAs in locations such as Delhi and Mumbai. Having seen the level of skills and work ethic up close, when we started to assemble our virtual team, it made sense to start in India.

Step by step over the past decade, we have built a solid team of corporate finance analysts and researchers – “quants” as insider jargon would have it. As time progressed, we added top-tier graphic designers into the mix so that we could design financial presentations that are comparable to the very best in the world.

Our team is now hand-picked and operational with us daily. Our ‘back-office’ team is managed by Caroline Levine, co-founder of TheNonExec. Having over three decades operational experience combining strategy, operations, marketing and technology, she knits our team together seamlessly.

The combined team offers heavyweight ‘clout’ and has proved that we perform with agility and exceptional levels of competence when compared to the mid-market and large advisory firms.

Did everything promised and more. Completely professional throughout, yet always friendly and approachable. Highly recommended!

Anna Barwick, Director, Hyphose Ltd