Edward co-founded Strata in 2002.
Edward qualified as a lawyer in 1994 with international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he specialised in corporate finance and commercial law. He formerly worked for JPMorgan and Robert Fleming & Co. where, as an investment banker, he was involved in a variety of transactions including public and private company acquisitions and disposals, private placements, IPOs and follow-on equity offerings.
Edward focuses, in particular, on IT services, business process outsourcing and software. He has, amongst other transactions, acted for The Capita Group plc on its US$160 million public offer for IBS OpenSystems plc (2008); for IBS AB on its US$100 million sale and, by way of a “Bought IPO”, admission to AIM of IBS OpenSystems plc; for Marlin Equity Partners on its US$32 million public offer for Chelford Group Plc; for SunGard Data Systems on its US$242m successful public offer for Guardian iT plc (2002).
He has an MA degree in law from Cambridge University and is a qualified solicitor.