Stuart is an Associate Director at Oaklins Smith & Williamson, one of Oaklins' member firms in the UK. He is well connected within the private equity community and has established high-level relationships with mid-market and large corporates in the UK. Some recent transactions he has worked on include the sale of Millbrook Healthcare, a nationwide provider of equipment, assessment and home-based services, to private equity investor Cairngorm Capital; the cross-border sale of Amberley Adhesive Labels, a UK manufacturer of high quality and innovative self-adhesive labeling solutions, to Coveris, a leading Europe packaging manufacturer backed by Sun Capital Partners; the sale of Floranova, a specialist breeder and supplier of flower seeds, to Chinese-owned Swiss-based Syngenta International AG; and the sale of Market Data Services Limited, a leader in Technology Expense Management software (TEM), to US private equity investor Sumeru Equity.
Prior to joining the Oaklins team in 2014, Stuart worked in an assurance and advisory role, which included supporting a number of clients in both the UK and overseas in acquisition transactions and IPOs. Stuart has also worked on secondments as the group financial controller of a Lloyds of London insurance group and as the acting group financial controller of a Middle Eastern-based hotel group. Stuart has a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College and trained as an accountant.