Rob Starr


Rob is a mergers and acquisitions specialist and the leads our M&A team. He joined Shaw & Co in 2022 having built his corporate finance career in both Plc’s and advisory firms including GKN, Care UK, PwC and UHY Hacker Young. Over the last 20 years he’s led and supported over 200 transactions with an enterprise value of £200m across various sectors, as well as implementing successful growth strategies for FTSE 100, Mid-Cap, Aim, SMEs and early stage businesses. He also holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Design and Manufacture from the University of Hull and an MBA from Warwick University.

Rob is entrepreneurially focused and at Shaw & Co his corporate finance advisory and transactional support includes business valuations, exit strategies, buying or selling a business, mergers, management buy-in and management buyouts. His clients typically come from a range of sectors including Engineering, Technology, Media, Business Services and Healthcare.

When Rob is a way from the office, his interests are outdoor activities whether biking, walking or running and normally with the dog in toe, other than that it’s ferrying his two daughters about normally at short notice.

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