Having obtained an Honours degree in Law from the University of Reading and then qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, John Buxton, Kingsworth’s principal, has been working in the corporate advisory/M&A world for 30 years.
During that period, he has advised upon a very wide range of transactions, including domestic UK deals, cross-border deals, public and private company transactions, and stockmarket flotations. His previous roles include Head of Corporate Finance at Coutts & Co., Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Teather & Greenwood PLC, and National Head of Corporate Finance at Numerica Group PLC.
His focus during the past 20 years has been entirely upon the provision of advice to family/privately-owned companies and entrepreneurs.
John has held several non-executive roles within privately-owned and family companies. These roles afford him a different perspective on how such companies are run and the issues which confront the owner-managers on a regular basis. John is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading and on the Committee of the Oxfordshire branch of the Institute of Directors.