Mr. Kingston specialises in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence for both private equity (PE) and corporate clients.
With more than 10 years of experience in due diligence, Mr. Kingston has advised clients in the U.K. and Europe, Asia and the U.S. on domestic and cross border transactions and across a range of industries and sectors, including retail and consumer goods, travel, hotels and leisure, education, media, technology and software, manufacturing and business services. He has developed skills in critically evaluating a company’s key financial and operational business drivers, the quality and sustainability of forecast earnings and cash flows, analysis of a company’s working capital requirements and understanding of key drivers for pricing considerations and transaction EV to Equity bridges.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kingston spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, first in their Consumer and Industrial Products and Services assurance team (where audit clients included Unilever plc and Hunting plc) and then the Transaction Services team, which included time with the Transaction Modelling team and a secondment to the Hong Kong transactions practice.
While at A&M and PwC, Mr. Kingston advised a variety of clients, including PE Clients and financial sponsors such as Platinum Equity, Sovereign Capital, Lloyds Development Capital, Inflexion, Endless Capital, Equistone, Warburg Pincus, TDR, AAC; corporates such as BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group), Li & Fung, UBM, Tata Steel, Chinalco, NTT Docomo; and other stakeholders such as the Civil Aviation authority.
Mr. Kingston earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and mathematics from King’s College, London. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.