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Philip Barker


Philip is a director and head of industrials at Oaklins Smith & Williamson, one of Oaklins’ member firms in the UK. He also leads Oaklins’ HVAC team. Philip is well connected within the advisory community and has established high-level relationships with mid-market industrial companies in both the UK’s public and private sectors. He has significant industrials experience, with a proven track record of both generating and executing deals. Some high-profile transactions he has worked on include the sales of Fandstan Electrical, a specialist manufacturer of electrical equipment for the global transportation sector, to Wabtec; Xtrac, the world’s largest and most successful manufacturer of motorsport transmissions, to Inflexion; and James Dewhurst, a leading manufacturer of technical textiles, to Sioen Industries. Philip has developed particular expertise in the HVAC sector, having advised over a dozen deals in this important niche area and leads Oaklins’ HVAC team.

For the 20 years prior to joining Oaklins Smith & Williamson, Philip established, developed and led the industrials team at Oaklins Cavendish. During this time he advised on over 60 engineering and specialist manufacturing businesses across a range of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, industrial services and HVAC. A PwC-qualified chartered accountant, he has provided corporate finance advice to UK and global engineering businesses. Philip studied engineering at Birmingham University and has worked in the automotive industry.

 Philip Barker
London, United Kingdom


Work phone
+44 20 7131 8682

Mobile phone
+44 7747 758646

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