Coombes Corporate Finance is headed by David Coombes, who has over 25 years experience in private company sales, venture capital, management buy outs/buy ins and acquisitions.

David was with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of Pricewaterhouse Coopers) for over 10 years, working both in the UK and USA.

He left there in 1998 to set up and head the corporate finance department at Ford Campbell, and founded Coombes Corporate Finance in 2005.

He has advised on dozens of deals, acting for both buyers and sellers, private and public companies, and management teams on transactions ranging in value from £1 million to £200 million, both in the UK and the rest of Europe.


Helen Bartley has 20 years experience in corporate finance, working on management buyouts, disposals and fundraising deals for owner managed businesses. 

She started her career at BDO Stoy Hayward in 1992 before moving to Ernst & Young in 1996, where she worked for 7 years.  Prior to joining Dave in 2006 Helen worked as a consultant to private businesses involved in corporate finance transactions.