Kingsworth Associates

John Buxton

Having obtained an Honours degree in Law from the University of Reading and then qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, John Buxton, Kingsworth’s principal, has been working in the corporate advisory/M&A world for 30 years.

During that period, he has advised upon a very wide range of transactions, including domestic UK deals, cross-border deals, public and private company transactions, and stockmarket flotations. His previous roles include Head of Corporate Finance at Coutts & Co., Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Teather & Greenwood PLC, and National Head of Corporate Finance at Numerica Group PLC.

His focus during the past 20 years has been entirely upon the provision of advice to family/privately-owned companies and entrepreneurs.

John has held several non-executive roles within privately-owned and family companies. These roles afford him a different perspective on how such companies are run and the issues which confront the owner-managers on a regular basis. John is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading and on the Committee of the Oxfordshire branch of the Institute of Directors.

Advisory Board

Zoe Bourne

After joining the acquisitions team at PwC, Zoe built an acquisitions business at Numerica Group plc before setting up a national acquisitions business at BDO. Whilst at BDO she developed an international CF portal that facilitated cross border deals and has contacts around the world in key countries. For the last 20 years Zoe has specialised in buy side advice for ambitious companies, both large and small, privately and investor funded.