Ed Lee is a Director of Bowbridge, an advisory consultancy based in London which focuses on helping business owners enhance and protect value throughout the business cycle. Ed is a 6th generation member of his own family’s businesses and so has an innate and long-held passion for family enterprise.
Ed’s main focus is on understanding what drives a business, how to unlock value and how to navigate complex business issues and transitions. With a background in Corporate Finance, Ed has extensive financial, operational and transaction experience and works closely with owners and management teams to evolve their strategy, enhance business operations, improve profitability and maximise shareholder value in preparing for and delivering transitions such as succession, financing and exit.
Prior to setting up Bowbridge, Ed spent 11 years in practice, where he was a Director in KPMG’s market-leading Private Equity team, advising some of the largest global PE funds on their European M&A activities. Ed left KPMG in 2017 to join international auction house Bonhams as Special Advisor, navigating the business through a successful succession plan to non-family management before a sale to new shareholders. Alongside Bowbridge, Ed runs a family office and sits on the board of a range of privately owned businesses. Ed qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.