Mike Orton


Mike Orton

A corporate finance expert, Mike Orton specialises in delivering due diligence services for private company acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts, initial public offerings, debt raises, and investments from private equity and venture capitalists.

Whether you are a business looking to buy and grow, in need of pre-lending reviews to support refinancing, debt for acquisitions and management buyouts, seeking listing, or requiring vendor due diligence or assist services, Mike is well-equipped to assist. Since joining the world of corporate finance over twelve years ago, he has supported corporate acquirers, listed groups, private equity and venture capital investors as well as lenders in their ambitions.

Before joining Moore Kingston Smith, Mike worked in a top six firm’s transaction services team, followed by leading the corporate finance team of a mid-tier firm. With extensive experience across a diverse client base, his sector expertise spans various industries, including professional firms, healthcare, and leisure, hospitality and travel. Mike’s significant knowledge of cross-border transactions enables him to provide valuable advice to businesses from overseas looking to invest in the UK — a real advantage for those expanding into new territories.

Mike’s clients appreciate his widespread experience, and he thrives on assisting acquirers in getting under the skin of a target business while providing practical and meaningful advice. By really getting to know those he works with and prioritising the early identification and resolution of key issues, Mike ensures there are no last-minute surprises for key stakeholders. With his composed and collaborative approach, Mike has a natural ability to explain complex matters in a language that resonates with anyone he deals with.

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