Charles is a Director at Alantra and has over 10 years of M&A experience.
He is a key member of our Consumer sector team. Charles focuses exclusively on the food & beverge industry, working closely with entrepreneurs, private business owners and management teams and supporting mid-market financial sponsors.
Recent deals include advising the founder of Ape Snacks, the UK-based coconut snacks brand, on its exit to a private investor and brand owner operating in the food and beverage space, and advising the founders of premium chocolate brand Montezuma’s on its sale to Inverleith.
Charles is also one of the authors of the Alantra Food & Beverage Fast 50, which identifies the 50 fastest-growing privately owned food and drink companies published annually in the sector's leading publication, The Grocer.
Prior to joining Alantra, he worked at a boutique investment bank with a leading track record in the food and drink sector, providing M&A advisory services to multinational and regional food groups, private companies, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors. He has significant experience of advising market-leading, high-growth brands such as Ella’s Kitchen, nakd/Trek and Butterkist.
Charles has an MA in Human Geography from King's College London and a BA in Geography from Newcastle University.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including running, climbing and cycling.