About Orbis Partners

We pride ourselves on our partner-led approach, ensuring an experienced team is there to provide informed, expert advice and hands-on support to help you achieve your goal.

Whether your goal is an exit strategy, capital raising, an acquisition or a buyout, we will provide a tailored approach to suit your situation.

We take time to understand each and every business to help owners, management teams and investors to make the right decisions at the right time.

We have worked with a number of businesses, not just to initiate a sale process but to put in place improvements in order to exceed original goals and expectations.

As an independent corporate finance business, we have created a unique model that combines our experiences investing as principal together with advising clients on buying and selling businesses, ultimately ensuring optimal results.

Our History

The Beginning
1990

Founding partners Chris Gregory and James Grenfell worked together at Touche Ross (now Deloitte) Corporate Finance.

Corporate Finance Advisory Formed
1993

James Grenfell and Chris Gregory left Touche Ross (now Deloitte) Corporate Finance to set up a corporate finance advisory arm at Bentley Jennison.

Invex Partners Formed
1998

Invex Partners was formed through a management buyout from Bentley Jennison Corporate Finance.

Gary Ecob Joined
1999

Gary Ecob joined the team at Invex Partners.

Kroll Corporate Finance Formed
2003

Invex Partners sold to Kroll.  Kroll Corporate Finance was formed.

Shah Zaki Joined
2004

Shah Zaki joined the team at Kroll Corporate Finance.

Orbis Partners Formed
2006

A management buyout was initiated to form Orbis Partners – read more here.

Orbis Join Clairfield
2010

Orbis Partners joined Clairfield International, an independent, international corporate finance partnership that provides advisory services to clients across an array of industries, which gives us access to over 400 corporate finance professionals situated in over 20 countries across the globe.

Team Expands Into London
2013

Team expands in London in partnership with IMAS Corporate Finance.

Malcolm Cook Joined
2016

Malcolm Cook joined Orbis to head up the Acquisition Support & Due Diligence team.

Team expands to 17.

Growing Team
2017

The Orbis team continues to grow, now consisting of 21 individuals.

Meet the Partners

Chris
Gregory

Partner

Chris has over 30 years of corporate finance experience and has been leading deals within the industrials sector for over 25 years.

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Gary
Ecob

Partner

Gary has nearly 20 years of corporate finance experience and leads the food & consumer and business services sectors for Orbis.

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James
Grenfell

Partner

James has over 25 years experience as a dealmaker, financier, and investor. He uses this experience to provide strategic advice to clients and leads our investment arm, Intrinsic Equity.

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Shah
Zaki

Partner

Shah has over 20 years of corporate finance experience and leads the TMT and healthcare sectors for Orbis.

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Malcolm
Cook

Partner

Malcolm has over 30 years of corporate finance experience within due diligence and acquisition support.

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Meet the full team
The team at Orbis took time to gain a genuine understanding of our business and it's values
Stuart Hobbs, Sales & Marketing Director
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Awards

Dealmakers Awards 2008
Dealmakers Awards 2010
ACQ Global Awards 2011
ACQ Global Awards 2012
ACQ5 Global Awards 2013
Dealmakers Awards 2013
ACQ5 Global Awards 2014
Dealmakers Awards 2014
Dealmakers Awards 2015
ACQ5 Global Awards 2015
Dealmakers Awards 2016
ACQ5 Global Awards 2016
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