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Our team

Every client is looked after by a sector focused team member, selected to ensure the optimum mix of expertise and network reach.


David Roberts

Head of Freight Transactions

David focuses solely on the Freight Forwarding, Transportation and Logistics sector. David has vast experience in providing buy & sell side M&A services, most recently as a lead advisor for several global buy-side mandates. 

A focus on advising privately owned companies, PLC's, and private equity on strategic reviews, disposals and acquisitions within the global freight market.

David has forged relationships with many of the industry’s largest organisations through numerous cross-border transactions as well as advising SME’s through UK domestic deals.

Residing in London, he enjoys travelling and outdoor sporting activities such as Golf (in the summer!) 

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Luke Mitchell

Head of Deal Origination

Luke has tailored his extensive Corporate Finance knowledge to focus on both the Transport & Logistics and Recruitment sectors, acting as the first point of contact for clients across both industries.

Luke focuses on managing and developing relationships globally, with business owners, corporate board members, the mid-market private equity community and intermediaries.

Whilst assisting both Charlie & David in their buy and sell side mandates, Luke has developed an enviable network across both sectors and is responsible for originating deal flow.

Living in South West London, he plays Saturday league football, in the Wimbledon & District League.

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Charlie Watson

Head of Recruitment Transactions

Charlie has been active in the recruitment industry for over 7 years, starting as a recruitment consultant specialising in Logistics, then transferring into deal origination for a boutique corporate finance firm.

Having only ever worked in the recruitment sector, Charlie has a vast amount of industry experience, which has helped when managing deal projects and executing transactions. He's developed a network of key industry contacts such as ambitious, acquisitive buyers with knowledge and appreciation of the intrinsic value a recruitment agency offers.

Completed transactions include, privately owned sell side mandates, domestic and international & retained buy side acquisition searches.

Hobbies include supporting Exeter Chiefs Rugby team, skiing and running.

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Sophie Liquorish
M&A Associate

Sophie is an associate working in the origination and deal support team, her role requires her to build relationships with stakeholders domestically and internationally, in the Freight Forwarding and Recruitment sectors.

Primarily assisting with market research and outreach in identifying potential targets, Sophie supports buy and sell side transactions led by Charlie and David.

Based in South-West London, she enjoys baking and sport & fitness, currently playing in a London Netball league.  

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Oliver Bruell
M&A Analyst

Oliver is a M&A analyst supporting the team in the Freight Forwarding and Recruitment sectors.

Before joining Connect Corporate Finance, he worked for a boutique search firm specializing in mid to senior hires in the investment banking and alternative investment space.

Outside of work, Oliver is a keen traveller and it is his lifetime ambition to complete the Mongol Rally.

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Claire Hazel
M&A Analyst

Claire is a M&A analyst supporting the team in the Freight Forwarding and Recruitment sectors.

Before joining Connect, Claire previously completed a placement within the Davy Group in Dublin, Ireland, where she was the point of contact for the clients of the dealing desk.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys travelling and immersing herself in different cultures. Having lived in four different countries, she enjoys visiting her friends from around the world.

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Ana López Carasa
M&A Analyst

Ana is a M&A analyst supporting the team in the Freight Forwarding and Recruitment sectors.

Ana holds a degree in Business and Management from the University of Exeter, where she graduated with a Dean's commendation. Prior to joining Connect, Ana completed a placement at GlaxoSmithKline, where she supported the Global Supply Chain team in a business divestment. 

Outside of work, Ana enjoys playing padel, running and travelling.

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