Our People

Rob Asplin - co-founder, MD

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Rob was a partner and head of transactions at private equity fund, Better Capital. He previously worked as an M&A advisor at global and boutique firms.


Rob studied for his executive MBA at the University of Oxford, his BA at Durham University and is a Chartered Accountant.


In his spare time, Rob tries to keep up with his three young children, and to find time to run, cycle and watch rugby.

Conrad Lee - co-founder, MD

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Conrad was a managing director and head of leverage finance trading at Stifel Nicolaus Europe. He previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Dresdner Kleinwort in various capital market roles.


Conrad studied for his executive MBA at the University of Oxford, his MEng at Imperial College London and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Having just completed a half-Iron Man, Conrad is now preparing himself to train for the full-distance event next year.

Associates & analysts

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Analyst and research coverage is provided by graduates from top global business schools.  


We are constantly on the look out for intelligent and entrepreneurial candidates.

Advisory Board

Peter Saville - non-executive

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Peter is a strategic advisor to CMEP and sits on the credit committee.  


He is a managing director at AlixPartners, and has 25 years of extensive professional experience, specializing in complex financial-restructuring and operational improvement roles.



Mark Asplin - non-executive

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Mark is a strategic advisor to CMEP and sits on the credit committee. 


Mark has over 30 years corporate finance and private equity experience. He founded Jasper Corporate Finance in 2002, which was merged with Regent Assay in 2017.  Prior to that, Mark was at KPMG for 17 years, where he was partner in charge of M&A for the central region of the UK.  Mark was also a main board member of Wilmington Group Plc. for 15 years, and Chairman for 7 of those.