About BTD

Connected thinking. Specialist focus. Long-term results.

Established in 2001, BTD serves people and organisations of all sizes, supporting them wherever they are doing deals. Individually and collectively, we have supported over 100 clients across every major sector, and across the globe.

Our approach is different. We know, from our experience, that changing the way advice and support is focused – beyond the deal itself – is key to creating long term business value. This is what makes us unique: We provide continuity of thinking, advice and support across the entire deal life cycle. We consider every aspect of the journey and how it will help – or endanger – your business, and if a deal looks bad for you, we will tell you.

Our experience and approach are built into our proprietary framework, BTD Navigator, bringing our clients the right mix of mature tools and processes and the ability to apply them to complement your own way of doing deals.

We are passionate, but not about doing deals. We are passionate about helping you do deals that work in the long term.

Our Team

Experience. Flexibility. Independence. Objectivity.

BTD deploys a long-standing team of professionals, all of whom are experienced specialists in fields such as acquisition and integration strategy, target assessment and valuation, project and programme management, disposals, separation, business process integration, organisational design, HR, IT, branding, culture, communications, and risk management. If you need help buying, integrating, selling or separating a business, we’ve got it covered.

Carlos Keener

Carlos is an M&A integration expert and founding Partner of BTD. He has over 20 years of M&A, organisational change and project management experience.

Carlos Keener

Founding Partner
David Olsson

David has over 15 years of experience in business integration, development and M&A in small and mid-market private, corporate and PE backed enterprises across UK and EMEA Emerging Markets.

David Olsson

Partner
Stephan Jansen

Stephan is a sell-side and negotiation expert. He has more than 15 years of experience in M&A, BD, Corporate Finance and operative roles spending his earlier years in global, listed organisations.

Stephan Jansen

Managing Partner, BTD Germany
Nick Palmer

Nick is a senior executive catalysing major organisational transformation for global clients with expertise in technical and business-model innovation through strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing, and M&A.

Nick Palmer

Director, BTD NA
Louise Cooper

Louise is a dynamic, results-driven Programme Manager with over 15 years of experience in M&A, separation and organisational change across many sectors, and for FTSE250 and Global500 organisations around the world.

Louise Cooper

Managing Consultant
Toby Tester

Toby brings over 25 years of experience managing business transformation, integration, separation and IT projects across a wide range of industries in the United States, UK, India and Australia.

Toby Tester

Managing Consultant
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Barbara is a senior M&A specialist experienced in organisational design, cultural alignment and delivery of new business models following acquisition or restructuring.

Barbara Vrdlovec

Managing Consultant
Kevin Knight

Kevin is a programme manager with broad technology and business change experience in multi-site, international environments, particularly large-scale retail, ecommerce, and supply chain programmes.

Kevin Knight

Managing Consultant
Alexis Cheshire

Alexis is an IT director and technology leader with board level experience and a track record of delivering significant digital and technology transformation.

Alexis Cheshire

Senior Consultant
Diana Chiang

Diana is a Senior Consultant who has helped mid-sized organisations in their design and planning of integrations and separations with extensive technology industry exposure.

Diana (Pinhui) Chiang

Senior Consultant
John Palmer

John is a Consultant with experience in financial and operational modeling in a wide range of industries. John has supported multiple clients in operating model design, planning and programme office management.

John Palmer

Consultant
zijun

Zijun Yong is a BTD Consultant who supports clients in both pre-close and integration initiatives. Zijun graduated from Imperial College Business School with a Master in Economics & Strategy for Business.

Zijun Yong

Consultant
Carina de Jager

Carina is the Practice and Network Manager for BTD. She has over 14 years of experience in office management, business development, administration and back office operations.

Carina de Jager

Practice Manager
Helen Dean

Helen has a wealth of traditional PA experience. Over the past 20 years has honed her skillset working for senior individuals across the IT, Gaming and Finance industries.

Helen Dean

Executive Assistant