Michael Smith


Michael is a Chartered Accountant and qualified corporate financier and has practiced Corporate Finance in the North East for over 25 years. During that time, he has built up a strong network of contacts across funders, lawyers and ambitious clients throughout the North of England. Michael was named Insider’s Dealmaker of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017.

His primary role is to assist clients in buying and selling businesses, as well as raising funding for a range of projects including restructuring and MBOs. Michael has substantial experience of a wide range of transactions and significant experience in many sectors, as well as lots of contacts in the debt and private equity markets both locally and nationally.

Michael also has a number of non-executive roles. He is Chairman of RTC North and a director of the North East Property Fund. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Business Durham and is the treasurer for Back on the Map, a housing charity in Sunderland.