Michael Simson

Transaction Partner
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Mike is a co-founder of Assay Corporate Finance formed from the merger with Assay Advisory and Buckingham Corporate Finance. Since 2002 Mike and the team have been providing transactional services to many high profile clients.


Prior to co-founding Buckingham in late 2001, Michael served as Finance Director and then Operations Director of Princedale Group plc, which, with CEO Stephen Bennett, he ran from April 1990 and listed on the LSE in 1993.


"I have worked with Michael (and his business partners) for 4 years. He is a true expert in his specialist field, is "hands on" and highly responsive." John Archer, Co-founder and Senior Partner at Eton Bridge Partners


Together they were responsible for Princedale’s acquisition activity of some 30 companies. From 1996 he was responsible for Princedale’s largest subsidiary, which he turned from a loss maker into a profitable business within six months. Under his stewardship three similar businesses were acquired by Princedale. In 2001 this business was sold to Marmon Group of Chicago, a Berkshire Hathaway investment.


Prior to joining Princedale he was a Mergers and Acquisitions director at Deloitte Corporate Finance. Michael is a South African-trained Chartered Accountant.