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John Farnsworth


One of PKF’s Partners and head of the Corporate Finance division in our Derby office, John has a talent for creating, advising, and managing the entire deals process.

At the core of John’s approach to managing corporate acquisitions, mergers, sales, and management buyouts is the desire to truly understand the aspirations of clients. He then seeks to devise tailor-made solutions that ensure best value and minimal risk for clients.

John began his illustrious career at KPMG, one of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms, building his client portfolio before initiating an award-winning Corporate Finance division at PKF. This soon morphed into 3 individual teams across 3 Midlands locations.

Whilst John boasts over 25 years’ experience across all sectors, he has particular specialisms within the food and beverage, franchise, and QSR sectors. That being said, his deal management principles and fastidious methodology are applicable across a range of sectors, equally suited to both mid-corporate and owner-managed businesses.