Mark Asplin

Private Equity Partner
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Mark has over 25 years corporate finance experience having been lead adviser on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions across a range of sectors.


Prior to establishing Jasper in 2002 (which later merged with Assay in 2017) Mark was a corporate finance partner at KPMG where he was head of M&A and Valuations for the Central Region of the UK.


His transaction experience includes fund raising, acquisitions, MBO’s, MBI’s, valuations, restructurings and most notably company sales, where he has personally completed well in excess of 200 deals.


“Mark navigated a complex situation with skill.” – Tim Young, Surveillance Group


Some notable past clients include Wyko/Eriks, BMW, IMI, Alcan, University Hospital Birmingham, Aston Manor Brewery, PPM Capital, LDC, 3i, Paperchase and Royal Bank Private Equity.


“I would recommend Mark to anyone who is interested in working with a quality individual with vast experience and a practical and results-orientated approach.” – Andrew Lawton Smith, Head of Enterprise Services at Wragge Lawrence Graham


Currently, Mark is also the chairman of Wilmington Group PLC having previously served as a non-executive director with the Group for 8 years. Wilmington specialises in the provision of information and training to selected professional business markets.


“Mark got just over twice the amount I had expected, made the whole process very easy and pain-free as possible for us and was a real asset when the going got tough.” – Mike Aimes, Managing Director at Software Knowledge


Outside of work, Mark enjoys watching rugby, including following the Lions tour in Australia and has lent his support to the Kids Out charity for a number of years.