The Team

Mark Sargent - Founder

For Mark business is about people. Self taught and extremely accomplished in all aspects of company law, accountancy and finance he understands that people and the team dynamic is what makes a business succeed.

By focusing his energy on allowing individuals and teams to aim high and achieve their ambitions he has built a group of businesses that, in terms of performance, is hard to match. 

Any corporate or business owner looking for a partner to help with an orphan business, an owner legacy, turnaround or worse would be wise to consult with Mark and his team. 

As he has said many times before -

I love helping owners and management to see things from a different perspective and I’ve yet to come across a problem that I haven’t been able to overcome, whilst having some fun along the way!

This is the spirit of Arkle Acquisitions, Mark and his team.

Jeremy Gamble - Chief Operations Officer

Jeremy originally started working with ARKLE after selling his successful plant hire and construction business to private equity in 2005. He has held senior management positions in Balfour Beatty and Harsco Inc. and for the last four years has been the Managing Director of Permaquip, an ARKLE owned business.  We are now proud to have Jeremy on board as Chief Operating Officer where his proven record of building great management teams and extensive operational experience adds immediate value to any business in which ARKLE invests.

Philip Astley-Morton - Chief Financial Officer

Phil joined the team in 2005 having spent the previous 10 years managing the accounting function of manufacturing companies. He oversees the entire accounting element of an acquisition, from initial due diligence and financial modelling of the proposed deal through to supporting the accounts department post-acquisition. Equally happy in both manufacturing and service-based environments, Phil has extensive systems experience and looks to add value through implementation of stock control / MRP (where appropriate) and undertakes significant cost / pricing analysis to ensure that acquired companies are maximising their returns.

Matthew Vint - Acquisitions Analyst

Matthew graduated from the University of South Wales with a First in Accounting and Economics. Having previously worked at the Avondale Group before joining ARKLE in September 2015, Matthew demonstrated an eager drive and ambition for acquisitions. With laser beam focus he has quickly excelled at sourcing potential opportunities and has shown a flair for writing which is evident from the articles and blog posts which can be found on ARKLE Insight. 

The Team
Tony Hedger

Tony has over 25 years’ experience working in the banking sector; the first 20 years at a well know high street funder and subsequently in his own commercial finance business. He has been working with Arkle for several years as one of their trusted specialists. There are now so many different ways that a business can be funded, and the wrong type of finance can really hamper a business, so Tony really adds value by finding the right solution in each case.

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