Nominated for:
Best small business

Family business of the year
Lifetime achievement

Our founder, Jim Keeling, set up Corbett Keeling to spearhead re-establishing corporate finance with integrity. He wanted to be able to advise clients in the way he had seen his forebears did, with integrity, honesty and a sense of responsibility and duty to clients and colleagues.

We always tell the truth to our clients, at all times putting their best interests first, even when this is costly to the firm. We are able to do this because we are independent and family owned, not subject to conflicting interests from other departments and shareholders. 

Our clients enjoy peace of mind knowing their adviser is committed to achieving the highest price, on the best terms for them as individuals. 

To ensure our clients realise their company’s true value, we build on our deep knowledge of the trade, financial and international buyer and seller landscape, thinking more broadly to identify buyers and sellers in “adjacent” sectors and overseas that may be prepared to pay a premium for our client’s business.

The potential value of a private company is not always obvious to buyers and so needs to be clearly identified and then well communicated to achieve the best price. Using our PRO (Positioning and Readiness Optimisation) Review tool we think more broadly, creatively ensuring we present each client’s future growth to attract prospective investors and persuade them to pay the maximum price.

As an independent firm solely focused on providing corporate finance advice for 25 years, our senior advisers deliver a tailored and personal service to our clients, putting integrity and determination to achieve the best outcome for our clients at the centre of all we do; indeed, we prioritise the value we achieve for our client over the volume of transactions we process in a year. Many of our clients return for further advice, their testimonials speaking for themselves.

What town/city are you based in?
London (South East)

Number of generations
1st generation

Boutique corporate finance firm with broader thinking & higher values

Number of employees