Darren has spent 20 years in corporate finance with Smith Cooper Corporate Finance, Deloitte LLP and BDO Stoy Hayward LLP. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and finance raising and has successfully completed fund raises from £1m to £250m. He is passionate about the Midlands and working with local entrepreneurs to successfully drive results for them.

Darren has experience across a number of industries including automotive, specialist engineering, financial services, food and drink, and business services.

Smith Cooper Corporate Finance is a specialist boutique that advises SMEs.  The firm advised on 40 transactions last year ranging in deal size from £1 to £75m. Smith Cooper has a strong reputation for creating innovative solutions to meet its clients aspirations and objectives.

"I appointed the Smith Cooper Corporate Finance team to create this deal for me. They identified the target, raised the finance and supported me through the whole process. The teams dedication to getting the deal done was exemplary. Not only were they innovative they also had the tenacity to make it happen. The team involved were highly professional in their dealings with vendors, PE house and Primrose management."

Mark Pearson, Former CEO of Gardman Group and Solus Garden & Leisure


Accessing Finance to Successfully Grow your Business

  • Learn about the types of finance available to you
  • Find out how to access finance for your business
  • Understand how these work and the their benefits