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 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 | BTD

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, London
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, London
Ruth M-W

Ruth is an experienced business manager, published author and consultant specialising in the inseparable organisational challenges of understanding strategic risk and shaping and delivering benefit from transformational change and M&A.

Dr. Ruth Murray-Webster

Partner, London
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
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
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

Senior Consultant, 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, India and Australia.

Toby Tester

Director, Sydney
Diana-Chiang-B

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
Carina-de-Jager-B

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, London
Stephan-Jansen

Stephan is global head of our sell-side practice and a 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, Frankfurt
Franco Pörtner

Franco has over 20 years of experience along the M&A value chain (strategy development, execution and post deal integration) from Investment banking, advisory, corporate and PE perspective.

Franco Pörtner

Partner, Frankfurt
Adam Tyner

Adam has 10 years of experience in general management and consulting in M&A integration, organisational strategy and design, cultural alignment and restructuring initiatives across multiple sectors.

Adam Tyner

Senior Consultant, Boston