Since Knight CF formed in December 2008 it has completed over 100 transactions, worked on an on-going basis with numerous retained clients and undertaken a number of strategic reviews and projects.

Knight founders Paul and Adam have both spent long periods of their careers in senior commercial and operational roles in the TMT sector including Martin Dawes Telecommunications, Opal Telecom (Talk Talk Business), Cellcom and V Networks, as well as corporate finance roles in Gartner and PWC.

Knight is now a team of 10 professionals operating from offices in Warrington and London, and our unique sector experience has been bolstered by key hires with private equity, banking, transactional services and accounting expertise. This blend of experience allows Knight to see opportunities from multiple perspectives and ultimately deliver the best possible solution to our clients.

Our ethos is to spend time understanding our clients’ businesses and what they want to achieve, and then set out options accordingly. We always ensure that we can deliver to clients’ expectations and have successfully completed over 100 transactions.

Since Knight CF formed in December 2008, it has completed over 100 transactions.
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Suzanne Chappell

TM Solutions

We are extremely pleased with the team at Knight who ensured we found the right deal from the right buyer in what is a difficult and very emotional process. Knight ensured that all of our requirements from a buyer were met, and once we made the decision on selling to Chess they ensured the transaction went through very smoothly.

Vince Potter


Knight were able to identify the right battles to fight, the important pieces of information to focus on, and the key areas of risk to ensure that we got the deal over the line on time. I am convinced that we wouldn’t have achieved this without them and we were very grateful to have them on our side.

Oliver Marsden

360 Solutions

We are delighted with the outcome of this deal and we greatly appreciate the support and expertise of the Knight team in bringing it to a conclusion. We had probably not appreciated the varying intricacies of a transaction until we undertook the process, but Knight were there every step of the way to ensure that any difficulties were dealt with efficiently.

Spencer Dredge

RedstoneConnect plc

We had worked with Knight previously on the disposal of our voice base in 2015. As a public company we had to run a very discrete process. Knight were able to provide an exceptional level of support that ensured we only needed to involve a very limited number of people in our own business on the transaction. Their understanding and experience in the managed services field was integral to ensuring that the deal successfully completed at the agreed value.

Peter Southgate

Frontier Voice and Data

After a career in comms spanning four decades, we appointed Knight with a view to realising the best possible value for the business that would enable me to finally hang up my boots…and my telephone! We are delighted with the outcome of this deal and it was great to work with Knight again. The value they bring to the deal is just not limited to the completion, equally important are the working parts you can’t see with continuous back-channel to the buyers and other advisers to ensure that the deal runs smoothly and is delivered on time.

Paul Harrison


Working with Knight enabled us to prepare and instill disciplines that were key to unlocking value and realising the potential of our business. When the time came, we could clearly articulate a compelling strategy for a deal that met our aspirations. These have been realised as part of the sale and we are very excited to be joining Evolve IP and thrilled with the opportunities it provides for our associates and partners

Richard Pennington

4net Technologies

We built up a relationship working with Knight over a number of years. They took the time to understand our business and they used their industry knowledge and contacts and highlighted a number of different options that we did not realise were available to us. Knight identified YFM as an investor with significant experience supporting management teams in the TMT sector. They managed an intensive process and they were instrumental in getting this deal to complete.

Rob Sims

Nexus Telecommunications

We have been working with Knight for a number of years, they understood our business and the aspirations of the shareholders, and helped to unlock value in our business that was eventually realised as part of the disposal to Elite. Knight managed each aspect of the sale process and their experience and relationships with both the buyer and our team proved fundamental in ensuring the transaction completed. The shareholders are all delighted with the outcome and Knight’s involvement, I’m also very excited about the opportunity to join Elite as part of the group leadership team.

Stuart Wilson

Blue Bay Travel

The team at Knight were invaluable in identifying the ideal partner for our business. Their understanding of Blue Bay and experience in the sector allowed them to quickly identify and engage a range of interested parties and the competition in the process ensured we were able to negotiate a superb deal that exceeded our expectations

Pat Botting

Freedom Communications

Knight took the time to understand our aspirations for the business and were able to tailor the process to target the most appropriate transaction for us. In the end, we chose a trade sale as it enabled the Founders to exit fully at completion. Knight managed each aspect of the sale process and their experience and relationships with both the buyer and our team proved fundamental in ensuring the transaction completed on time and on expectation. Needless to say, we are delighted with the outcome

Paul Harrison

The Voice Factory

We work with Knight on an on-going basis and their knowledge of our business and their experience of working with Finance Wales ensured that we could secure the required funding with no disruption to the business. Knight knew what was required and ensured that the decision for Finance Wales and the process to completion was very straightforward

Peter Morrell-Brown

NET Coverage Solutions

Before Net started working with Knight CF, the structure of the business was not focused, board meetings were infrequent and generally concentrated on the operational side of the business. In contrast, with Knights guidance and support, board meetings are now held every month, each board director is focused on the financial performance of the business, and as a group of directors, with Nets senior managers, we are now working together as a team, towards a well-defined business plan and strategy.

Matt Newing


Knight ensured that the banks fully understood what a great opportunity this was for them and created a level of competition that we had never experienced before.

Suresh Punjabi


Knight's unique industry contacts opened up the opportunity with Jersey Telecom and they showed professionalism throughout a lengthy and often emotional process.

Steve Harris

Siphon Networks

We first worked with Knight when they helped us secure funding from Finance Wales in 2015, and just over a year later Knight were approached by Nuvias who were looking to add UC and technology integration expertise to their portfolio. Knight introduced us to Nuvias and subsequently managed the process through to a satisfactory completion for all parties

Phil Harvey

Shine Telecom

Knight’s professionalism and calmness gave me a great deal of reassurance during what was a very difficult due diligence process. Their negotiation of the consideration on our behalf and maximising the price achieved was also very impressive.

Steve Donovan

Armstrong Communications

Knight found the right buyer for our business and were instrumental in ensuring that the deal completed after a lengthy and difficult process.

Mark Drury


Knight CF took time to understand my future personal and business requirements and find the right deal structure for me. I was looking to realise some of the value in my business, and at the same time believed I could deliver the full potential of Callstream as part of a larger group organisation. Knight CF was instrumental in ensuring that the deal with Bluebell Telecom Group addressed all my aspirations.

Matthew Riley


Knight's knowledge and experience helped to ensure that the deal completed smoothly and we were ready and prepared to provide a seamless handover to our new partners.

Ash Bodey


Knight were always on hand for us and delivered a deal within incredibly tight timescales. They were a pleasure to deal with and delivered on their promises.

Robert Fee

FLR Spectron

We recognise and appreciate the value that Knight bring in advising us on our strategy and ensuring that our focus is on long term goals

Nigel Owens

YFM Equity Partners

Knight proved adept at ensuring that all shareholders’ interests were taken care of in the transaction with J2 Global, and were key to keeping the process going when things got difficult between a fragmented shareholder base

Mick Crosthwaite


I was delighted with the way that Knight managed the process and found us the right buyer. Knight’s experience and relationships with the buyer and our key shareholders proved fundamental in ensuring the transaction completed

Dermot Conlon

Ascent Global Services

Working with yourself and Laura on the transaction was an absolute pleasure. The advice and support received, ensured we had the right buyer and the most appropriate deal structure for both parties. I’d like to offer my sincere thanks and although I'm off to pastures new, I hope we’ll work together again in the future.

Lee Norvall

Fusion Media Networks

It has been a real experience working with Knight over the last few years. The MBO enabled me to drive the business forward and Knight’s experience ensured we were focused on shareholder value as well as delivering the best service experience to my customers. When the time was right Knight was able to identify and target the right acquirers, manage the sales process end to end, and ultimately deliver the best buyer for the business

Craig Busst

City Numbers

I was delighted with the way that Knight managed the process and found me the right buyer and a deal that I was very satisfied with. I’d previously been involved in the disposal of another business and found the process tortuous and stressful, but having Knight on board kept the whole process running smoothly.

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