Michael Gibbs BSc BFP ACA

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Michael Gibbs BSc BFP ACA

Michael is an analytical and commercially focused chartered accountant based from our Brighton & Hove office. He is a member of our corporate finance team and joined the EMC board of directors in 2018.

As an EMC director, Michael works as a lead advisor with growing and mature SMEs in the region. Since joining EMC in 2013, initially as head of research, he has worked on over 30 transactions across sectors including publishing, manufacturing, technology and business services.

His recent corporate finance assignments led to him being named Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 Insider South East Dealmaker Awards.

Michael is an ACA qualified chartered accountant with previous experience working at an accountancy practice advising owner-managed SMEs in the South East region. During this time, he specialised in financial reporting, tax compliance and management accounting.

At EMC, he brings these skills and experience both to corporate transactions and business advisory, working with SMEs in business planning and financial reporting for both management and statutory purposes.

Michael’s services include:

Michael’s recent transactions include the cross border sale of Alpin to French group Setec and the private equity investment into Hastings-based Whyte Bikes by Cairngorm Capital.

Client testimonials

Guy Farrant - Managing Director, Whyte Bikes

“On behalf of all at Whyte, I would like to thank Nik, Michael and Laura at EMC for their support and advice throughout this transaction. When they tell you its going to be like riding a bike up a mountain they are correct happily they were the motor on my bike and kept us going to the top.”

Jourdan Younis - Director, Alpin

“Michael recently advised Alpin on our investment transaction with Setec. Throughout the process he was by our side guiding on the commercial and financial aspects of the deal. Michael and the team at EMC were instrumental in concluding the project and I look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Stephen Hobbs – Managing Director, Warnes Projects

"It has been a pleasure working with Michael on my recent MBO, sound advice with all the support and would personally recommend EMC and Michael for there factual no nonsense approach."

Gerry Woolf – Chairman, Energy Storage Publishing

“Michael [Gibbs] and Nik [Askaroff] were a great help with the transaction. Their experience of handling deals of this nature was invaluable.”