Meet the Team
Alaris prides itself on providing a high level of service to its clients. We therefore ensure that our senior team members are highly experienced and have a strong track record working in professional business environments.
Management and Administration Team
Nicholas graduated from Durham University in 1988.
In 1992, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, where he spent four years in the financial services practice group and on secondment to the tax practice.
Later that year Nicholas joined the corporate finance department of Carnegie International Limited, part of the Nordbanken group, as an executive. His work included advising public and private companies, both within the UK and elsewhere in Europe, on acquisition and disposal transactions and IPOs. Whilst with Carnegie, Nicholas passed the SFA’s Securities Representative examinations.
Nicholas joined Cavendish in 1995, where he was subsequently appointed Director, M&A. During his time with Cavendish, Nicholas completed transactions across a broad range of sectors including business services, consumer, distribution, healthcare products and services, manufacturing and retail. These included advising on the sale of City Plumbing Supplies to Travis Perkins plc in a £38 million transaction, the sale of Shermond Products to Bunzl plc and the sale of Lason UK (formerly MR Group plc) to TPG Post Group NV. Nicholas is a member of the ICAEW's Faculty of Corporate Finance.
Head of Operations
Jane worked in the City of London for six years as a European equity salesperson, working with Merrill Lynch, Amro International Securities, Credit Lyonnais and Carnegie. Jane subsequently spent three years in New York establishing the equity sales operations of Carnegie, Inc. in the USA.
Jane is an Exeter University Graduate, BA (Hons) in German and also completed a post-graduate course in Business Administration with German.
Advisory and Transaction Team
Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant
As a senior advisor to Alaris, David brings his considerable experience to the company.
David founded Barcroft Partnership in 1995, a corporate finance boutique focused on mergers and acquisitions in the IT, business services and management consultancy sectors.
David has taken the lead role in a wide variety of assignments for both Government and commercial organisations. As a Director of the independent venture capital company Baronsmead, he acted as a Non-Executive Director of a number of investee companies.
David graduated from Cambridge University in 1969 with a degree in Mathematics and then gained degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University (MSc) and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (PhD).
Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant
Vivienne graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BSc (Hons) in Economics.
Following graduation, Vivienne joined Storehouse plc where she worked across all sectors culminating in the acquisition and subsequent roll-out in the UK of French childrenswear company Jacadi.
Vivienne joined Bristol and West in 1991 and was subsequently appointed Head of Retail Operations. During her time there she developed strategic business plans, carried out operational effectiveness reviews including performance and change management, as well as business process re-engineering and behavioural efficiency. Vivienne implemented improved performance measures and ensured they were aligned to strategic goals. Vivienne analysed all areas of the business, identified key performance drivers and devised appropriate financial and non-financial measures.
Vivienne has worked on a number of successful Alaris transactions including the sales of Incentive Plus, Incentive Group and Newchurch.
Mark graduated from the University of Reading in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in International, Securities, Investment and Banking. Mark joined City Index where he specialised in European and US index options.
In 2006, Mark joined Catalyst Corporate Finance as an analyst. Promoted to Senior Analyst in 2008, Mark led a team of five analysts in providing M&A transaction support services. Whilst with Catalyst, Mark passed the IACEW Corporate Finance Qualification Diploma.
Mark joined Alaris in 2011 as an Executive; his main responsibilities include advising on company acquisitions and disposals.