About Us

We are Europe’s leading buy-side deal originator.
We are highly effective, discreet and professional in what we do.

Langcliffe International has established unrivalled relationships with vendor advisors, corporates and private equity firms, across Europe and beyond.

We connect the sell-side and the buy-side. We continuously communicate with vendor advisors and hold the acquisition criteria of 15,800+ buyers on our system, of which over 4,300 are engaged. To support this, we now employ 16 professionals and a further five consultants.

Our model encompasses a presence in each key economic area of Europe: the UK & Ireland, Benelux, DACH, the Nordics, France, Southern Europe and CEE.

We continue to invest in a proprietary deal matching and management system to support our operations.

We used Langcliffe to broaden the circle of possible buyers for our client PharmaSource. This was a success for our client and ourselves. Looking back, we are very satisfied with the crucial role Langcliffe played in finding the right buyer for this transaction. They treated our files confidentially, they helped us to gain more insight into possible (international) buyers and they did not ask us for a fee. Surely, we’ll use Langcliffe’s service in the future for other deals where we act as an advisor.

Bart Koreman, Partner, JM Corporate Finance

Meet the Team

Executive Team

Jakob Moeller-Jensen

Chairman

Jakob Moeller-Jensen

Chairman

Jakob is a co-founder of Bridgehill Partners, a leading boutique venture capital business that has invested in a range of successful companies. Jakob has significant strategic and financial experience having been on the Board of Directors of several international companies and having worked extensively in private equity at Industri Kapital and corporate finance at Citibank.

Mark Eardley

CEO

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With thirty years financial and corporate finance experience, Mark is well-known and respected within the industry. Before he founded the business in 2012, he was Head of Corporate Finance at RSM Bentley Jennison, Corporate Finance Director at RSM Tenon and previously worked at Barclays Capital.

Helen Postlethwaite

Commercial Director

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Helen has over 25 years’ experience of managing operations, corporate services and customer service in professional services companies, both in the UK and overseas. She is co-founder of Langcliffe and responsible for the design, development and management of the important data systems that underpin the proposition and the implementation of policies to promote company culture and vision and generally overseeing business operations, alongside the management and support of the critical vendor advisor relationships.

Stuart Marcy

Private Equity Director
(US)

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Stuart has worked for over twenty years in corporate finance and private equity in the UK, including senior roles with firms such as Deloitte, Smith & Williamson, Menzies and BKL. He joined the business in 2017 to set up our US PE coverage and now heads the private equity team.

Commercial Team

Holly Cooper

Senior Commercial Manager

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Holly joined Langcliffe in 2017 shortly after completing a degree in English and Drama at Loughborough University. After initially joining the corporate team, she switched to the commercial side, looking after new business for sale opportunity processing and sell-side advisor relationships – her experience in stage management ensures deadlines are met!  She is a big rugby league supporter, as well as a Strictly superfan, (gently) forcing the entire office into regular competitions.

Hannah Gale

Senior Commercial Executive

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Hannah has a BA (Hons) from the University of Liverpool in Politics. She joined Langcliffe in February 2020. Prior to this, she worked as an administrative team lead for Bupa Care, Health and Dental services in both Yorkshire and London, relocating back to Ilkley prior to joining Langcliffe. She enjoys baking, walking in the Dales and spending time with her two black rescue cats.

James Nixon

Senior Commercial Executive

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James graduated from Sheffield Hallam in 2017 with a degree in Business & Enterprise Management. He joined the Langcliffe team in December 2020, after living in New Zealand for a couple of years, working for Otorohanga Timber Company, as well as playing cricket. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and cricket.

Norman Beaney

Research Consultant

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Norman has over 30 years’ experience as a Company Director supported with a business degree awarded from Kingston University in London and with over 12 years as a Senior Director and shareholder of an International, multi-site company fulfilling the role of Group Commercial Director.

Subsequent experience as a director, owner and manager of a variety of companies, along with becoming an independent consultant, Norman has completed business transactions across all main industry sectors encompassing manufacturing, retail, services and distribution and include client sales to both FTSE 250 and AIM listed companies.

Based in the Canaries, (well away from the main tourist areas), Norman is a former serious club cricketer, who now enjoys the sun, gymnasium (sometimes!) and meeting lots of very interesting people!

Europe Team

Poppy Briggs

Senior Deal Manager
(Europe)

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Poppy studied at Newcastle University and gained a BSc Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2017 and a MSc in International Business Management in 2018. She joined Langcliffe in June 2018, overlapping with the completion of her Masters! Outside of Langcliffe she enjoys netball, golf and dog walking, as well as attending the gym.  She moved to Ilkley just before starting at Langcliffe and discovered she would be living in the same building as her new boss!

Charlotte Keane

Senior Deal Executive
(Europe)

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Charlotte studied Sociology & Criminology at Loughborough University, graduating in 2018. She  joined Langcliffe in January 2021. Prior to this she worked as an Assistant Director at a tuition centre for children between the ages of 4-16. Her hobbies include playing football.

Francesca Morra

Consultant
(Italy & Spain)

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Francesca has a Master’s Degree in Politics and 15 years of relevant experience with companies like Mergermarket and Energy Intelligence. She joined Langcliffe as a consultant in January 2021. She has lived in Syria, Jordan and Egypt where she worked and studied Arabic prior moving to London. Once based in London, she volunteered over a number of years for different organisations, such as Amnesty International and as an Appropriate Adult.

UK and US Team

Joanna Hughes

Deal Manager
(Corporate UK and US)

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Jo graduated from the University of Chester in 2015 with a BSc in Psychology. Prior to joining Langcliffe in 2019 she worked in facilities management for five years, during which time she managed three multi-let commercial offices in Leeds and Bradford. She initially joined Langcliffe as part of the UK private equity team. Since then she has worked with the corporate team, managing UK and European clients, in addition to leading our expansion into the US. In her spare time she enjoys interior design, spending time with friends and family and exploring the countryside with her dog.

Jack Hutchinson

Senior Deal Executive
(Corporate UK and US)

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Jack has a degree in History from Leeds University. Prior to joining Langcliffe in June 2021, he worked for Puregym in administration and data management. He enjoys playing and watching football in his free time, especially Newcastle United. He plays 5 a side football, enjoys skiing, live music and walking his border collie.

Maria Antazo

Deal Executive
(Corporate UK and US)

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Maria graduated from the University of Leeds in 2022 with a BSc in Economics. She has worked at a contact centre and LinkGroup Asset services prior to joining Langcliffe in November 2022. Maria enjoys cooking, reading, dancing and video editing in her spare time. She was born in the Philippines and moved to the UK in 2010

Maryia Amrez

Senior Deal Manager
(Private Equity UK)

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Maryia graduated from the University of Bradford with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance in 2018. During Maryia’s degree, she undertook a year-long placement at Sterling Corporate Finance. Here she developed her Corporate Finance interest through experiencing the process of acquisitions, disposals and mergers. She joined Langcliffe in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys watching football, weight training and cooking/baking.

Emily McDermott

Senior Deal Executive
(Private Equity UK)

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Emily has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a specialisation in Latin America from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Prior to joining Langcliffe, she lived and worked in Lima, Peru, as an account manager in international recruitment for the J1 Work & Travel programme, looking after clients on the west coast of the United States. Emily joined Langcliffe in May 2021 and in her free time enjoys pilates, swimming and travelling.

George Davies

Senior Deal Executive
(Private Equity US)

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George graduated from Coventry University (Scarborough) in 2020 with a degree in Business Management & Leadership, an interest developed after starting a small clothing business in his spare time. He joined Langcliffe in January 2021, to work in the Private Equity team focusing on the US. George enjoys following sports, playing rugby at the weekend, cooking, and travelling.

Chris Davies

Deal Executive
(Private Equity UK)

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Chris graduated from Northumbria University in 2021 with a Law degree and subsequently completed a masters in Law and Finance at the University of Leeds. He joined Langcliffe in November 2021, prior to this he worked in a law office and has experience working in executive hospitality at St James Park. He enjoys going to the gym as well as playing and watching football and has a season ticket at Everton football club

Ewan Christian

Sector Consultant
(ICT)

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Ewan graduated from Birmingham University with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He has also gained an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He joined the Langcliffe team in 2012. Ewan’s career includes working in Motown/Motor City, he has been CFO of a number of companies including a fully listed plc and has been the Director / Chair of three different charities. He is a motorsport fan and enjoys attending the three-day Silverstone Classic event each year.