About Us

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 M&A life cycle. We consider every aspect of the deal 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, M&A 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 & 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 | BTD

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

Carlos Keener

Founding Partner, London
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David has over 15 years’ 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, London
Stephan-Jansen

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

Stephan Jansen

Managing Partner, Frankfurt
Franco Pörtner

Franco has 20+ years of experience along the M&A value chain (strategy development, execution and post deal integration) from Investment banking, Advisory, Corporate and Private Equity perspective.

Franco Pörtner

Partner, Frankfurt
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Denise has over 15 years' investment and M&A experience, including more than 10 years in private equity. She has a strong track record on realised investments and significant experience in value enhancing post-acquisition integration work.

Denise Emmanuel

Director, London
Gerry Johnston

Gerry is a senior M&A specialist with extensive US healthcare expertise, and experience in program management, integration, and process re-design following merger, acquisition or restructuring.

Gerry Johnston

Director, Boston
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Michael has 20 years of capital market experience at international investment banks, predominantly as a sell-side equity analyst. He has expertise in financial and strategic analysis, corporate positioning, valuation and IPOs.

Michael Benedikt

Principal, Frankfurt
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Diana is a Consultant who has helped several mid-sized organisations in their integrations. Originally from Taiwan and fluent in Mandarin, Diana’s cross-cultural experience allows her to develop insights and advise on culture, communication and change management on an international level.

Diana (Pinhui) Chiang

Consultant, London
Tom-Lomasney

Tom spent more than 20 years delivering acquisitions, integrations, sales and business development. He also brings considerable experience in the development and management of JVs and commercial partnerships.

Tom Lomasney

Principal, London
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 and Australia.

Toby Tester

Managing Partner, Sydney
Adam Tyner

Adam has ten years of experience in general management and consulting in merger integration, organisational strategy and design. He has supported M&A integration, cultural alignment and restructuring initiatives across multiple sectors,

Adam Tyner

Senior Consultant, Boston
Barbara Vrdlovec | BTD

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

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

Carina de Jager

Practice Manager, London
steve-bernard

Steve is a professional coach, OD specialist and Director of ConnectWell. With over 20 years of experience, Steve helps organisations achieve their strategic aims by realising people’s potential.

Steve Bernard

Strategic Partner, ConnectWell