Lee Antony Smith is a successful mergers and acquisitions specialist, investor, business buyer and corporate advisor with over two decades of expertise in business.
Lee started his finance career back in the late 1990’s, working as a consultant for top ten London law firms such as McKenna & Co, Nabarro Nathanson and Linklaiters. Lee then consulted at boutique investment firm Mansford Holdings where he gained an insight into the investment world and discovered exciting investment strategies that got him interested in portfolio investments and acquisitions.
Lee did his first merger in 2014 and then went on to start BID Assets, an investment company for businesses operating below potential and acquired 9 companies from 2015 to Nov 2017.
In 2018 Lee formed Verdani Investments which is an investment company that acquires established UK businesses with a buy and build strategy. Lee has been featured on BBC Radio and Sky News, providing business commentary as an industry expert and currently lives in London, England.
From May 2018 to February 2019 Lee grew his IT group revenue by 520% and the EBIT by 400%. Lee is now focused on profitable companies with EBIT exceeding £500k, is currently involved in a Frankfurt PLC and is also working on roll-ups in the IT, HVAC and Construction services sectors.
Lee has a great insight and eye for how to operate a business the most cost-effective way. Most strategies that Lee brings to businesses are unknown to the vast majority of accountants and financial advisers and Lee can generate as much as an extra 3-5x EBITDA for companies looking to sell.
Lee is currently involved in several public listing deals, business acquisitions and is also involved in several turnaround deals to help business owners exit their business profitably.
To find out how Lee can help you, use the Contact me form or call 020 3475 5475.