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Altium strengthens London team with senior hire

Altium has hired Christopher Jones as a managing director in its London office. Jones joins from Livingstone Partners where he led the consumer sector team.

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Altium, the leading international mid-market corporate finance adviser, has hired Christopher Jones as a managing director in its London office.
Jones, 35, joins from Livingstone Partnerswhere he led the consumer sector team. He brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in the travel, leisure and eCommerce sectors. Recently he led the sale of City Screen to Cineworld plc, the sale of IronmongeryDirect.com and a number of transactions in the travel sector including the sale of Reed & Mackay, the buyout of Key Travel and the sale of Iglu.com.
Phil Adams, chief executive at Altium, said: “Christopher’s appointment will further strengthen Altium’s consumer team and we’re delighted to have him on board. Our consumer department has become one of the most active in the UK mid-market, following the completion of deals including the sale of online retailer ActivInstinct to JD Sports and the buyout of online travel agent icelolly.com.”
The recruitment of Jones is the latest step in Altium’s strategy to scale up its UK M&A advisory business, following its exit from the securities market in late 2011. Last year Altium supplemented its European M&A team by opening a new Frankfurt office led by Sascha Pfeiffer, who joined from DC Advisory as Group Head of Technology.
Altium has been involved with many high profile consumer deals, advising companies such as Mulberry, Swarovski and The Hut, completing over 50 deals in the sector in the last five years.

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Press contact: Liam Buckley @ MC2 (0161 236 1352 or liamb@mcmc.co.uk)

About Altium
Altium offers sophisticated financial advisory services to a wide range of clients: we work with cutting-edge growth companies, established market leaders, reputable private equity houses, private companies and publicly-listed corporations. We advise our clients on matters related to M&A and Debt Advisory.

A large part of our success – and, consequently, our clients’ success – comes from our outstanding international network of offices, contacts and partners. Today, we operate a strong global network with eight offices in Europe, two in the US and four in India. We combine this global perspective with strong local contacts and networks. And, because we are 100% employee-owned, the advice we offer is absolutely unbiased and focused on achieving the best outcome for clients.

Since our inception over 25 years ago, we have consistently followed a strong, clear vision to evaluate strategic M&A opportunities and execute transactions that deliver significant value to our clients. Our credo is absolute dedication to our clients and their best interests, which is why a large number of clients work with us repeatedly on various deals over the span of many years. This honest and independent approach, combined with our network, deep understanding of the industries we cover and an outstanding track record of deal execution, make us the most effective partner to our clients.