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Our Story

Knight was founded by Adam Zoldan and Paul Billingham in December 2008 with the specific aim of advising businesses and entrepreneurs in the technology and telecoms sector

Since Knight CF formed in 2008, it has completed over 100 transactions across the technology and telecoms sector.

We make your ambition a reality. Our expertise is to listen, understand and deliver the success you deserve. And, we can do this because we have sat in your seat: starting, building and successfully exiting businesses.


Knight was founded by Adam Zoldan and Paul Billingham in December 2008 with the specific aim of advising businesses and entrepreneurs in the technology and telecoms sector.


Since Knight formed it has completed over 100 transactions across the technology and telecoms sector. Our founders have both spent long periods of their careers in senior commercial and operational roles in the telecoms sector including Martin Dawes Telecommunications, Opal Telecom (Talk Talk Business), Cellcom and V Networks, as well as corporate finance roles in Gartner and PWC.


The company is now a dedicated team of 12 professionals operating from offices in Warrington and London. Each member of our team understands the critical role they play in our clients’ lives. Our team is on your side from day one.


Our unique sector experience has been bolstered by key hires with advisory, commercial, and accountancy expertise. This blend of experience allows us to see opportunities from multiple perspectives and ultimately deliver the best possible solution to our clients.


The detail is critical in M&A and with over 100 transactions under our belt, we have proved our ability and stamina to deliver at the highest level. Our ethos is to spend time understanding our clients' businesses and what they want to achieve, and then set out options accordingly.


Here's how else we add value:


Knight R&D – rewarding your innovation

We’ve been where you are. We’ve started, grown and sold businesses. We know how valuable R&D is and how it can give back to the business. Our specialist R&D consultancy works solely in R&D tax relief, a government sponsored incentive. We work to help you realise your full R&D relief entitlement fast and with minimum risk. Since launching in September 2016, we’ve helped companies make over 100 claims – many unaware that they could even make a claim.


>_fund:tmt – flexible, intelligent investments

In partnership with Spark Impact, Knight’s founders have launched a new fund focussed on the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector. They make Investments of c£500k to £750k for a range of purposes (development capital, shareholder equity release, buy-out minorities, M&A).

Since Knight CF formed in December 2008, it has completed over 100 transactions. Meet the team that have delivered results for clients across the UK.Meet the Team

Our approach

Find out more on how we work, with our 2016 interview with Comms Vision.
  • Knight Corporate Finance were a great help in the process, leveraging their industry knowledge and debt funding expertise to ensure that the process ran as smoothly as possible

    Rob Booth

    Invosys

  • 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 they ensured the transaction went through very smoothly.

    Suzanne Chappell

    TM Solutions

  • 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.

    Steve Tutt

    DV02

  • 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.

    Oliver Marsden

    360 Solutions

  • 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.

    Spencer Dredge

    RedstoneConnect plc

  • 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.

    Peter Southgate

    Frontier Voice and Data

  • 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

    Paul Harrison

    thevoicefactory

  • 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

    Richard Pennington

    4net Technologies

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