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Seneca Corporate Finance Team

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Seneca Corporate Finance is led by Gordon Lane. The core team brings together decades of proven hands-on capability in advising business owners, management teams and investors.

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Gordon Lane

Managing Director

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Gordon Lane

Managing Director


Gordon leads the Seneca Partners Corporate Finance team.  He has over 25 years’ experience in the North West corporate finance market. Gordon is focused on ensuring Seneca delivers a consistent first class service to our clients whether they are vendors, acquirers or fundraising and has successfully completed over £100m of transactions whilst at Seneca.

Gordon has led a number of transactions across a broad range of sectors from financial services and technology to industrial.  These include the MBO of Ludlow Wealth Management Group by Mobeus Equity Partners, the £42.5m Sale of Clarke & Clarke to Walker Greenbank plc, a £5m growth capital fundraising for Rockar; the sale of Precision Technologies International to an MBI team backed by Panoramic Growth Equity and the £16m MBO of Utiligroup backed by NorthEdge LLP.

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Ian Dawson

Director

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Ian Dawson

Director


Ian joined Seneca Corporate Finance in January 2020 having previously held senior corporate finance roles at a Big 4 London practice and a regional accounting practice.

Over his career Ian has experience of transaction support, project and real estate finance and restructuring but has predominantly focused on M&A working with entrepreneurial clients on mid-market business disposal, acquisition and private equity transactions with enterprise values between £1m and £100m.

Ian has a degree in Economics from Nottingham University, is a chartered accountant (CA) and holds the corporate finance designation (CF) from the ICAEW and the CISI.

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Christian Hitchen

Manager

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Christian Hitchen

Manager


Christian is a Manager in the Corporate Finance team with 6 years of experience in M&A and 10 years in wider practice. Christian has worked on transactions with enterprise values between £3m and £230m. Christian specialises in managing entrepreneurial, mid market trade and private equity transactions from inception to completion.

Christian’s responsibility on any transaction includes being the day to day point of contact, managing each stage of the process.

Christian has a degree in Economics from Leicester University, is a chartered accountant (ACA) and holds the Business Finance Professional qualification (BFP) from the ICAEW.

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