Corporate Finance

Gordon Lane

Managing Director, Signature Corporate Finance

Gordon leads the Signature Corporate Finance team. He has over 25 years’ experience in the North West corporate finance market, having previously led the BDO North West Corporate Finance team.

As head of the team, Gordon leads the project and is focused on ensuring Signature delivers a first class, partner led service. Gordon will also lead engagement and negotiations with potential investors.

Ian Dawson

Director, Signature Corporate Finance

Ian is a Director in the Signature Corporate Finance team having previously held senior corporate finance roles at a Big 4 London practice and a regional accounting practice.

Ian is focused on advising entrepreneurial clients on mid-market business disposals, acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Ian has an Economics degree from Nottingham University, is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant and holds the joint CISI and ICAEW Corporate Finance designation.

Hassan Ahsan

Associate Director, Signature Corporate Finance

Hassan is an Assistant Director in the Signature Corporate Finance team having previously worked in the corporate development team at RSK Group, a leading sustainable solutions provider globally and has held key positions at corporate finance boutique firm.

Whilst Hassan brings a wealth of transactional experience in the environmental and sustainable space, he also specialises in leading mid-market trade and private equity transaction across different sectors.

Hashym Saleem

Manager, Signature Corporate Finance

Hash is a Manager in the Signature Corporate Finance team with over 12 years' professional services experience, including over four years in Big 4 practices.

Hash’s role is to support the team across all aspects of the transaction.

Charlotte Waddington

Assistant Manager, Signature Corporate Finance

Charlotte is an Assistant Manager in the Signature Corporate Finance team, having previously spent seven years at Grant Thornton across their audit and transaction services practices. Charlotte is an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant.

Charlotte works with clients in the mid-market, advising on a wide range of transactions.

Chris Wardley

Corporate Finance Executive

Chris joined Signature Corporate Finance in July 2023 after spending 4 years at PwC within the Banking and Capital Markets audit practice.

Chris’ role at signature involves assisting with all stages of the deal process, working alongside the wider Signature Corporate Finance team. Having obtained an Economics (International) degree in 2019, he completed his ACA September 2022. Outside of work he is a season ticket holder at Leicester City.

Andrew Hancock

Business Development & Research Manager

Andrew is a Business Development and Research Manager in the Signature Corporate Finance team specialising in researching potential acquirers, acquisition targets and M&A activity across a number of sectors.

Having worked in Corporate Finance for over ten years he has built up an extensive network of relationships with numerous financial, hybrid and trade buyers enabling him to quickly identify key interested parties looking to acquire or provide investment.

Sutchan Ganger

Corporate Finance Manager

Sutchan is a Manager in the Signature Corporate Finance Team, having joined in August 2023 after a 7-year tenure at EY. Starting with a degree in physics.

Sutchan pursued a path to becoming an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant, initially within the corporate tax department. Building on this foundation, Sutchan transitioned into Corporate Finance to enhance his skills, including advanced financial modeling, an asset when advising on a wide range of transactions.

Ian Bussey

Associate Partner

Ian has 20 years corporate finance experience within the Healthcare and technology. He has been involved with all aspects of cross border M&A transactions managing both sale and purchase mandates for clients.

Ian has worked in-house for a companies including NYSE listed US Healthcare Company The Cooper Companies (TCC) where he was responsible for both organic and inorganic growth outside of the US.

Ian has acted as a strategic adviser providing growth consultancy services to a number of companies. 

Ian is a qualified lawyer having practiced law in both the UK and in Australia

Indra Mohite

Associate Director

Indra has over 9 years of corporate finance experience in the Healthcare and TMT sectors and has lived and worked in London, Tbilisi and Mumbai.

Indra has collaborated with major public listed companies, private equity funds and owner-managed businesses, and advised on domestic and cross-border transactions including buy-side and sell-side M&A, MBO, MBI, divestment and licensing deals.

Indra has managed in-house transactions for Nortons and completed its sale to Barings PE backed Vistra where post acquisition he was responsible for inorganic growth through acquisitions in the UK and EU.

Indra has performed strategic valuations of leading businesses and evaluated their growth areas, risks and potential exit options for shareholders and senior management.

Indra has a PhD in Finance and began his career with a major dual listed investment bank in India.

About Us

About Us

We are a team of mid-market M&A specialists, working closely with business owners, management teams and investors on a broad range of corporate finance transactions.

We are committed to understanding our clients’ needs, building trust and lasting business relationships that ultimately deliver successful transactions and solutions.

The team has an enviable network of experienced business leaders, corporates and other advisers as well as long-standing relationships with banks, private equity houses and other funders.

The Signature Corporate Finance team has completed over 100 successful transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £1 billion.

Company Sales

Exit Strategy Review

Private Equity / Growth Capital

Business Acquisition

Management Buy outs/Buy-ins

Delivering Value