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Ben Doltis co-founded PCB Partners, a UK-based advisory firm providing buy-side services to support clients on their acquisition strategy. It brings its clients unique access to under-the-radar tech assets in the sub-£250 million catchment. The company has a proactive approach, using interactions and collaborations with vendors.

‘I created my first business in 2003, aged 21, the SJB Group – an executive search firm appointing senior hires in management consulting and tech,’ says Doltis. ‘I led the acquisition of a specialist healthcare recruitment operation SJB Medical, which became the largest private sector healthcare recruitment firm in the UK. I led the trade sale for both SJB companies to the Manpower Group.’

With a prolific network at C-suite in tech and services, he maintains ‘up to the minute’ insight into market trends. His expertise is complemented by a portfolio of professional interests including advisory roles with early-stage investments and as chair of the Business Launch Group at the Prince’s Trust.

‘The UK private healthcare market is going through significant changes, London most of all,’ he says. ‘As it becomes more competitive, it creates opportunities for medical practitioners and healthcare groups to change their businesses using M&A. PCB Healthcare is building a strong reputation for providing the best advice to these groups.’

HNW clients are often business owners, seeking to sell or buy, or investors seeking growth. Many are driven people who have built their business from scratch or enhanced a family business, who now want to generate some value from their hard work. PCB provides them with discreet, intimate advice to get them the outcomes they want. ‘We understand them, as we share their values and their drive,’ Doltis tells Spear’s. ‘PCB is a young firm, founded by three entrepreneurs with great track records. We have spent the year building our client base and executing our first transactions together. We have closed multiple significant deals and signed up a number of very interesting client mandates.’

One highlight of 2019 was being appointed by a top orthopaedic surgeon to find a buyer for his business: ‘We found him a deal with a hospital group that has hugely improved his and his patients’ experience.’

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