About Us

Our mission is to create substantial value for our clients in the M&A arena


A world class advisory firm

We are sell-side specialists with significant buy-side and capital raising expertise. We have deep, proprietary knowledge in our chosen sectors, with particular strengths in Industrial Technology, the Circular Economy, Business Services, Software and the Built Environment.

OUR Track Record

Quercus in Numbers

Completed Deals
Completed Sales
Years Experience
Colleagues Worldwide


What makes us unique?

We leverage our expertise, experience and global reach to create lasting value for our clients.


We are sell-side specialists with significant buy-side and capital raising expertise. We have deep proprietary knowledge in our chosen sectors which helps drive successful transaction outcomes at every sage of the economic cycle. We know how to design bespoke processes that minimise business disruption and maximise value


All our projects are led day-to-day by experienced partners with highly successful resumes and reputations for operating effectively and with high levels of discretion.
Our long-term investment in building relationships mean we are we are well connected to businesses and sources of capital including institutional investors (VCs, PE and Funds), lenders and family offices.

Global reach

We are highly effective on the international stage and regularly collaborate with our overseas colleagues on cross-border M&A activity. Our international connections are strengthened through bi-annual face to face meetings focused on proactive deal origination along sector lines


We offer a comprehensive range of advisory services


  • Finding buyers with the appetite and means to pay premium prices
  • Entrepreneurial sales
  • Corporate sales
  • Buying

  • Identifying targets, making approaches and advising on terms and structure
  • Target identification
  • Acquisition advisory
  • Raising capital

  • Raising capital to facilitate growth, make acquisitions or help owners to de-risk
  • Private equity, family office
  • Debt
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    Our Senior Team

    Andrew Clegg


    Amanda Hall


    Nick Standen


    Mark Whelan


    Neil Giles

    Associate Partner

    Michael Mortimor


    Mark Winkler

    Senior Consultant

    Johanne Arnesen

    Senior Associate

    Mark Thompson

    Senior consultant

    Jim Clark

    Associate Partner

    Tully Cornick

    Associate Partner

    Dane Houlahan



    Delivering unique market insights

    Business Services

    Professional Services, HCM & Outsourcing

    Circular Economy

    Waste Management, Bio Technology & Recycling

    Construction & Real Estate

    Property, Construction & Associated Products

    Consumer & Leisure

    Leisure, Retail (non-food & drink) and Brands

    Food & Beverage

    Food and Drink Retail and Manufacturing 


    Private & Public Healthcare, Pharma, Medical Devices


    Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Chemicals, General manufacturing


    Information Technology, Telecommunications & Media


    Zero Gravity

    As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment, we donate 1% of our revenue to the Zero Gravity Fund, an educational charity (Charity No. 1188177) focused on improving social mobility. The charity provides bursaries to talented University students from low-income backgrounds which enable them to embrace university life with confidence and to realise their full potential. Further details of Zero Gravity can be found at www.zerogravity.co.uk.

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    Latest Updates

    Terra Alliance International M&A network announces record growth in deal volume and values

    Quercus International is the exclusive UK member firm of the Terra Alliance International M&A network and in 2023 member firms completed 97 transactions, a 10% increase on the previous year. Deal value 2023  also increased, by over 40%, to $18 billion.  The chart below shows that active sectors over the past 12 months include Industrial, Consumer, […]

    Acquisition of Swale Heating by Sureserve

    Quercus International is delighted to announce that it has advised the Sureserve Group (“Sureserve”) on the acquisition of Swale Heating Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary, Swale Heating Limited (together “Swale Heating”), a business delivering gas and renewable heating solutions to both public and private sector customers. This is the second time Quercus International has worked […]

    Crystal ball 2024: the UK waste sector

    Quercus Head of Waste Management Mark Whelan writes: At this time of year, it is customary to review the events of the year that has just past and to consider what might unfold over the next 12 months. In 2023 the UK waste industry has largely seen business as usual in the field of M&A. […]

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