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Karl Griffiths - Director

Karl joined Five in August 2004 from Mazars where he specialised in transaction support and M&A due diligence. Karl has a wide variety of experience in corporate transactions, business reviews and project management. He has completed a number of transactions across a broad range of industries including Logistics, Food, Retail and Engineering. Karl is currently a non executive director of Maxim Logistics Group, Hydrafeed Limited and Skillsfirst Awards Limited.

Oli Wright - Director

Before creating Five in 2003, Oli worked for Arthur Anderson in Cambridge advising in wide variety of transactions, including IPO’s and M&A. He set up Five with the intention of providing a more complete and flexible corporate finance service than possible within a large audit focussed practice. With Five, Oli has had the opportunity to develop deep, long term relationships with his clients and has completed a wide variety of transactions across a number of industries. Oli is also currently a non executive director of Lorlin Electronics Limited.

"As one of the majority shareholders involved in the acquisition of Petty Wood, a sales marketing and distribution business, I worked with Five Corporate Finance from the beginning of the process. As the incoming Chief Executive of Pettywood I had a clear vision of what I wanted to achieve once we acquired the business. What I was not expecting was the complexity and amount of work that went into different models for funding and meeting varying financial hurdles.

Five were invaluable in the pre deal process and construction of the business plan with their in depth knowledge of the financial institutions we were looking at for funding. Having looked at the business and its potential, Five arranged meetings with several High Street Banks that they thought would be the best fit. Their input and expertise moved us from "looking for funding" to "deciding which bank gave the best suite of funding options".

I can say without hesitation their advice gave Petty Wood the best start we could have hoped for with our banking finance provider."Mike Hogg