Gary Ward joins Regent Assay

Gary Ward has now formally joined the team at Regent Assay. Gary has extensive experience in business development and investing, primarily in the Private Equity sector. Recently he has been a Business Development Director at LDC.

Gary worked as a Partner for Gresham Private Equity for 15 years, where he and other partners successfully led a buy-out of the business from Zurich and subsequently raised over £650m across two funds.

He was previously a member of the PwC Corporate Finance team and has a broad international network and has served as a mentor for The Princes Trust since 2003. He has also served as a Royal Marine Commando. The principles and core values of being a Commando resonate with best business practices – Excellence, Integrity, Self-discipline, Humility, Determination, Unselfishness and Cheerfulness. Gary has all these qualities which are part of Regent Assay’s own ethos and apply to our day-to-day business practices which we transpose to client execution.

Gary has joined Regent Assay to focus on generating new opportunities and enhancing the breadth of services that the Company offers. He has over 25 years of experience of M&A and Private Equity working with listed businesses and SMEs. With his extensive global Private Equity network and knowledge of what makes a good investment, as well as strong empathy with Management teams, he will be an invaluable asset to our client base and complementary to our growing team of M&A professionals.

As a professional advisor to investors and companies he also has personally invested in a wide range of businesses from International Security and Asset tracing to Music production, working with some of the finest Grammy award winning music producers in the world.

In his spare time when he is not seeking new opportunities for investments Gary is an enthusiastic skier, cyclist both road and mountaineering, and loves water activities in particular power-boating .

David Tucker, Managing Partner commented: “We had our best ever year in 2021 and this year has seen a strong appetite for M&A and investment funding across all our key sectors. Our private equity clients remain keen to grow via acquisition and new investments. The recruitment of Gary is a demonstration of our continued growth strategy and investment in high calibre people to provide outstanding services to our clients. We are all delighted to welcome him to the team and know his experience will be invaluable to many of our current and future clients.”

Regent Assay is a mid-market corporate finance and consulting practice with a unique blend of strategic advice and transaction services. We have completed over 600 transactions with particular focus in the technology, media and telecoms,  healthcare, support services, industrials and renewables growth sectors. With offices in London, Birmingham and Thames Valley we are also an active member of a global alliance of M&A firms across 26 countries.

For further information please contact Hana Glanville, Marketing Director. Tel: +44 (0)20 8142 3949