Jonathan Guy

Assistant Manager Transaction Services

The variety of clients and work brings about its challenges, as no day or engagement is the same; however, it is very rewarding being able to advise a client on a matter that assists them in achieving their goals. 

Since joining the Corporate Finance department (and specifically the Transactions Services team) in May 2021, I have had the opportunity to work on various engagements for clients of all shapes and sizes. The variety of clients and work brings about its challenges, as no day or engagement is the same; however, it is very rewarding being able to advise a client on a matter that assists them in achieving their goals. 

My area of focus is on M&A transactions, namely buy-side advisory, and due diligence. I have also prepared valuation reports to support company sales and restructures and assisted Carl Lundberg in his capacity as a Forensic Expert.

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Believe it or not, I knew I was going to go into accounting and finance when I was around 15, although I would’ve loved to have been a professional sportsman. After completing my A levels I joined Loughborough University for its notorious reputation of being the best sporting university. I quickly learned that I couldn’t quite be at the top of the tree for my chosen sport (athletics) and so I had to settle for finance. In my second year, I accepted a placement at PwC in their audit department, which I re-joined after completing my University degree. I gained my chartered accounting qualification with PwC but soon after, I moved to Gerald Edelman in early 2021.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? 
I’ve done a few things which some people might consider daring, and I would be happy to share these over a few drinks, but I am keen to go sky diving, bungee jumping, and swimming with sharks soon (which will hopefully top the list). 

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list? 
Anyone who knows me is aware of my extensive travel bucket list, but I’d say the most exciting thing is my desire to visit all ‘Wonders of the World’, including the ancient wonders if I can find them! 

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self? 
Tell your dad that the Euromillions numbers on the 10th of November 2006 will be 14, 21, 27, 30, 36, 2, and 3 (and you will win £100m). 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To be in two places a once. It would seriously help get rid of my FOMO (fear of missing out) and could also mean I get twice as much work done in a day.