Rory is one of the founding partners at Sentio, having previously been a member of the McInnes Corporate Finance team in Leeds. Before moving back to Yorkshire, Rory spent 14 years working in the City, initially with Ernst & Young prior to moving into investment banking first with Charterhouse Bank and latterly with HSBC Investment Bank where he was a Director in the UK M&A team.
Rory has experience across a wide variety of transactions including private company acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, equity and debt fund raisings, privatisations, hostile takeovers and Rule 3 advisory work. He also has extensive cross-border and international transaction experience having completed transactions in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Hungary, the Czech Republic Spain and Italy.
He enjoys working with a broad range of clients from owner managers to large UK listed and international groups – “I particularly enjoy the variety involved in terms of the type of business, their culture and the varying stages of their development. Our role can vary from acquisition advice for a large corporate to advising a 4th generation family business on the most important transaction they will ever be involved with.”
Rory has over 25 years of M&A experience across a wide number of sectors including Retail, Transport & Logistics, Hotels & Leisure, Building Products, Business Services and Manufacturing.
He studied Geology at Newcastle University, is a Chartered Accountant and holds the ICAEW CF qualification. Outside of work he has been involved in the Diana Awards mentoring programme.
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Rory lives near Thirsk and is married with three adult children, none of whom have shown the least interest in following him into finance.
His competitive sporting career is in wind down mode with only the occasional outing for his local cricket team where he has also been Treasurer and an ECB qualified coach for a number of age groups. Cricket has been largely replaced with cycling around the Howardian Hills near his home, some very slow running, shooting, reading contemporary literature and generally avoiding gardening.