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

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

Corporate Finance Advisory Formed

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

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

Gary Ecob Joined

Gary Ecob joined the team at Invex Partners.

Kroll Corporate Finance Formed

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

Shah Zaki Joined

Shah Zaki joined the team at Kroll Corporate Finance.

Orbis Partners Formed

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

Orbis Join Clairfield

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

Team expands in London in partnership with IMAS Corporate Finance.

Growing Team

The Orbis team continues to grow, now consisting of 23 individuals.

Orbis moves to Employee Ownership

Orbis transferred majority ownership to an Employee Ownership Trust – read more here.

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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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
Dealmakers Awards 2017
Registered in England No.9098428 Registered Office: One Eleven, Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HJ
The statutory directors of Orbis Partners Ltd are Chris Gregory, James Grenfell, Gary Ecob and Shah Zaki.