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Paul Herman of Bluebox Corporate Finance


Paul Herman of Bluebox Corporate Finance

By , October 11, 2021
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CEO of Bluebox Corporate Finance, Paul Herman joins the podcast for this week’s episode. Bluebox, founded in 2012 along with James Caan, former panellist on Dragon’s Den, primarily focus on preparing businesses for sale, sale of business and fundraising.

Paul originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PWC where he specialised in M&A and private company valuations. In 1998, he moved into private equity before joining a corporate finance boutique in London where he eventually became one of the Senior Partners. Paul is a recognised authority in the sale of private companies, having sold over 50 private businesses for values ranging between £2m and £200m across a variety of sectors. High profile UK businesses Paul has sold include dessert company Gü, Mappin & Webb, Models Own, Smythson, Watches of Switzerland, and Princess Yachts.

In 2020, Paul founded Bluebox Velocity, which offers more accessible corporate finance packages for business owners looking to sell a business, raise funds for a business or buy a business.

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Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.