First Sentinel Corporate Finance


First Sentinel Corporate Finance (FSCF) is a small to mid-cap market advisor.  We are with our client companies every step of the way – from advice, through to funding and listing. FSCF and its partners can ensure a seamless transition from private to public company.

First Sentinel Corporate Finance has expertise in:

  • Funding
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Sell-side
  • Buy-side
  • IPOs
  • Strategic Advice
  • Debt and Equity Capital Markets Advice
  • Post-Flotation Investing


First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Company Number: 07832675 | FCA Reference Number: 760668).


First Sentinel Corporate Finance has strategic relationships with institutions, family offices and high net worths in order to raise growth capital for companies. In conjunction with First Sentinel Investments, we intend to identify and facilitate funding for our client businesses.


In cooperation with First Sentinel Law and our expansive network of accountants, auditors and consultants, we help to structure and manage floats, focusing on the NEX Exchange.

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We are uniquely situated to help companies potentially improve liquidity once listed and maintain their profile as they grow and expand.


From our office in Mayfair and via our extensive family office and high net worth investor contacts, FSCF can facilitate debt and equity funding for our clients.

FSCF aims to keep costs down without compromising on quality of the funding or the float.

  • Positioned with a family office
  • Access to high net worth investors
  • Venture capital
  • Debt providers
  • Ability to structure complex debt and equity arrangements for funding


Founder Brian Stockbridge has over 20 years experience in small company flotations and M&A, having been a Qualified Executive for a number of years and serving at the Takeover Panel. He intricately understands the commercial and regulatory details of flotations and is backed by a team of advisors, analysts and partners to smoothly facilitate IPOs.

  • Valuations / research
  • Admission / prospectuses
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Project management
  • Structuring
  • Funding

Mergers / Acquisitions

FSCF is well-equipped to manage complex mergers and/ or acquisitions, from delicate negotiations to rigorous regulatory oversight. Given his experience at the Takeover Panel, Brian Stockbridge is well versed in the Takeover Code and the various methods and approaches used by a variety of businesses. He can apply that lens when recommending approaches to our clients.

In addition, FSCF is in a position to secure funding for transformative deals as they arise – debt or otherwise.

  • Negotiations
  • Hostile situations
  • Funding
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Can act for either offeror or offeree


FSCF successfully advises on how to best position businesses for a sale and how to structure the best exit routes – including private equity, trade sale or IPO. We are uniquely placed to promote the transaction rationale to potential acquirers and assist in negotiations and regulatory oversight.

  • Analysis / research
  • Presentations / marketing
  • Negotiations
  • Deal structuring
  • Legal / regulatory


FSCF believes in data-informed transactions. In buy-side, we provide strategic advice to our clients through an exacting process of evaluating acquisition targets, facilitating discussions, structuring deals, negotiations and advisory / regulatory oversight.

  • Analysis / research
  • Negotiations
  • Deal structuring
  • Advisory / regulatory

Strategic Advice

Focusing on the needs of our clients, FSCF has robust knowledge and applied in experience across many sectors and transaction types. We can readily provide advice on:

  • Strategic financial direction
  • Current markets and investor appetite
  • Board composition
  • Corporate governance
  • Exit review
  • Financial modelling support

Post-Flotation Management

FSCF is committed to continued growth for our clients, prior, during and post IPO. First Sentinel Investments assesses market and investor appetite to continually improve liquidity.

  • Equity / debt market related advice
  • Executing equity / debt related transactions
  • Institutional investor relations services
  • Arranging the purchase and sale of shares for directors and senior employees (when appropriate /possible)
  • Re-evaluations for further funding (when appropriate)

Debt and Equity Capital Markets Advice

Depending on the situation of our clients, we provide advice on debt and equity capital markets that enable us to structure the best approach to transactions for our clients.

  • Debt and equity securities
  • Best way to structure transactions

Cash Shells / Reverse Takeovers

FSCF is strongly placed to assist companies with sourcing cash shells and reverse merger opportunities.



First Sentinel PLC is an alternative investment company that provides growth capital for public and private company investments.

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For both private and public companies, First Sentinel provides a Corporate Investing arm that helps businesses to continue to grow, both pre and post IPO.

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First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited is a privately-owned company that offers corporate finance services to companies and investing services to both corporates and investors.

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First Sentinel Advisory is a firm operating with a wider FCA regulated advisory business. We believe in a more comprehensive approach to advisory services.

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First Sentinel is a consortium of companies focused on alternative investments, specializing in equity and debt deals with appealing IRRs, as well as traditional Corporate Finance and Advisory Services. This consortium enables us to support our clients end to end, whether it be the individual investor or corporate offering.

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Located in distinguished Mayfair London, our office is situated in Suite 12A, 55 Park Lane, London, W1K 1NA.

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