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Seneca Corporate Finance Team

The Team

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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Chris Summerscales

Director

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Chris Summerscales

Director


Chris is a Director at Seneca Partners Corporate Finance. He has over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance. Chris heads the origination and research at Seneca, engaging with business owners, management teams and private equity funders, Chris has introduced over £100m of transactions whilst at Seneca.

Chris has worked with clients across a broad range of sectors from financial services and technology to industrial. These include the £42.5m Sale of Clarke & Clarke to Walker Greenbank plc, the MBO of Ludlow Wealth Management Group by Mobeus Equity Partners, 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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Vijay Mistry

Assistant Director

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Vijay Mistry

Assistant Director


Vijay is an Assistant Director at Seneca Corporate Finance, having joined Seneca from Deloitte LLP in December 2017. Vijay has over 9 years’ experience in corporate finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA).

Vijay has worked on a wide variety of lead advisory transactions ranging from disposals, acquisitions and equity fund raising exercises.

Recent transactions Vijay has worked on include the sale of Argyle Satellite to ComfortDelGro Corporation via its CityFleet Networks subsidiary, the sale of ESH Group to Kalrock, the sale of WH Good to CorpAcq and advised CMAC on the acquisition of Cabline and Aircinks.

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