Simon Blake


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Simon trained with Price Bailey and returned in 2009 to build the current Strategic Corporate Finance Team which he leads today. Simon is also a member of the Executive Board at Price Bailey.

Simon is a specialist adviser for owner managed business, advising on the lifecycle of a client’s business from a corporate finance and M&A (mergers and acquisitions) perspective.  This will include assessing, identifying and sourcing funding requirements, whether for organic growth, acquisition or re-financing; business valuation for both M&A activity, dispute resolution, tax purposes (share schemes, probate, restructuring); investigative services, including due diligence and forensic work.  The focus of Simon’s work is usually at the board room table, acting as lead advisor, coordinating the team involved in the transaction including others as required.

Simon is part of Price Bailey’s international business development team travelling regularly in Europe and the US and an active and regular speaker and contributor at conferences and  events on corporate finance matters.

As well as his position on the Board at Price Bailey, Simon is also a Chairman of Dolce Limited, a director of Lamb’s Passage Holding Limited, and Board observer for its subsidiary, Kingdom Bank Limited.

Simon is increasingly involved in similar work in the not-for-profit sector, especially in the social finance and impact investment sector.

He is Chair of Trustees at both Home For Good and Sanctuary Foundation and recently retired as Chair of Trustees of Stewardship.  He also advises several other charities in the UK and overseas.

Beyond professional life, Simon is married with two adopted sons, and most enjoys walking the beaches and coast of Cornwall, skiing in the Alps with friends and family, and has recently surprised himself taking up running!

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