Shaw & Co - Corporate finance experts

WE TURN your ambitions into

Greater Outcomes

Jim Shaw, CEO & Founder, Shaw & Co
Rob Starr, Partner – M&A, Shaw & Co
Alexei Garan, Partner – Business Funding, Shaw & Co
Constantine Biller, Partner – M&A, Shaw & Co

shaw & co are TRUSTED BY businesses across the UK

our corporate finance expertise

Trusted by business leaders

Our clients are the heroes that build extraordinary businesses and they trust our advisors to make their big ambitions happen.

“We had a very positive experience working with Jim and his team over a 2-3 year period. Although our circumstances regularly and dramatically changed throughout this period, Shaw & Co consistently gave us astute and objective advice and worked very well with the other stakeholders in the process to ensure things were resolved as efficiently as possible."

Dougal Hawes, Managing Director at Smartbox

“We didn’t understand the true value of their expertise and just how critical their input would become. Now on the other side, we wouldn’t hesitate to instruct them again. Their strategic positioning of the business, attention to detail and expertise in executing the deal delivered us a multiple of the investment we made in Shaw & Co’s appointment."

Prof. Rob Price, CSO and Founder at

“Jim and the team worked tirelessly to help complete the deal. Outstanding from start to finish, what you get from Shaw & Co is a passionate, honest and totally professional team. They work really well with lawyers, save cost by helping to support the deal and get great results."

James Strickland, Owner at
Neptune Rum

“I think Shaw & Co’s real value lies in being able to get the best possible deal for you. I certainly didn't have the experience to negotiate the deal for myself because I was completely unaware of all the ins and outs. The team at Shaw & Co really created value for me in this transaction that might have otherwise been left on the table."

Rob Law MBE, CEO & founder at

“Shaw & Co were with us at every key stage of our business journey, through the good times and the bad. By taking the time to fully understand our sector, our business and our team, they were able to use their knowledge, insight and foresight to address the issues of the moment, whilst ensuring it never jeopardised the future. I cannot recommend Shaw & Co highly enough."

Edward Dickson, Managing Director at
Torchlight Group


How can a corporate finance advisor help me?

Corporate finance transactions are not an everyday activity and it is unlikely you will have the up-to-date knowledge you need in your team to navigate a deal. We provide expert advice when you need it to get the right solution for you.

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How will you create more value for me and my business?

Our expertise can help you increase the value of your business on sale, save you money and avoid pitfalls when making acquisitions or lower the cost of financing your business.

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I've heard bad things about corporate finance advisors, why are you different?

We are different because we 'do the right thing' which is one of our core values and central to our culture. Our industry has got a lot of things wrong in the past and Shaw & Co is all about doing it right. We are on our client's side looking after your interests, not ours. We believe that doing the right thing has no limits and this is how we run our business.

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Are you a broker?

No, we are not brokers. We are professional advisors. Whilst our role often involves the introduction of parties to a deal, our value is much greater than a simple introduction service. We support you in the development and articulation of your business case, the negotiation of terms and the management of completion - all of which materially improve the end result, adding significant value to your transaction.

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How do you get paid?

Our fees are predominantly "Success Fees", meaning that we get paid on completion of the deal. We take great care to make sure our fees are aligned with your goals. We take pride in our fees always being a proportion of the value we add.

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Can you do international deals?

Yes, we have completed cross border transactions on numerous occasions. Where required we are fully capable in accessing international buyers and investors looking for opportunities in the UK.

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Are you sector specialists?

We have specific sector knowledge derived from many years of collective deal making experience. However, we pride ourselves on the diversity of sectors we work with which challenges us to think creatively. This creative and challenging approach brings huge value to our clients when helping them to build robust business cases.

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