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Simon Eccles-Williams

Chairman & Managing Director

Stephens Europe Limited

Services: Mergers & Acquisitions
Expertise: Industrial; Aerospace & Defense

Direct: +44 20 3757 9851


Simon Eccles-Williams is Chairman and a founder director of Stephens Europe. He is also a Managing Director in the M&A Group. Prior to joining Stephens in January 2014, he had been Vice Chairman at Hawkpoint Partners, and prior to that, a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank (formerly Morgan Grenfell). In the UK, he has advised the boards of a wide range of companies, including: Boosey & Hawkes, Devro, 4imprint, Filtronic, Heywood Williams, International Personal Finance, Morgan Crucible, MyTravel, MWB, Nord Anglia, Provident Financial, Queens Moat Houses, REXAM, Weir and Yule Catto on matters of strategy, governance, debt and equity finance and mergers and acquisitions. Internationally, he has advised a number of large companies, particularly in aerospace and defence, including: Allied Signal, Ascom, Axel Springer, Carlyle, Deutsche Bank, General Dynamics, Honeywell, OMV, Usinor and United Technologies. He qualified as a chartered accountant, has an MA in Law from Oxford University and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.

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