Lawrence Price

Managing Director

Lawrence has over 15 years lead advisory corporate finance experience working with privately owned companies. Lawrence’s work includes sales, acquisitions, MBO/MBI, and fund-raising with completed transactions ranging from £1m to £75m in value.  With experience of over 100 transactions, these include the sales of Rubicon Drinks to AG Barr, Kittiwake Developments to Parker Hannifin Inc and Core Design to Omnicom Inc.
Previous experience includes heading up the Thames Valley office of a London-based corporate finance firm, TMT corporate finance experience with Longacre Partners, now part of Jefferies. Prior roles include Operations Business Manager, British American Racing Formula One team. Lawrence now also enjoys a strong relationship with the Said Business School, having been invited to sit on their financial services panel, and is also non-executive director to two successful private businesses.

MBA (Finance & Entrepreneurship), Imperial College Business School, London
Advanced Corporate Finance, London Business School
MEng (Aeronautical Engineering), Imperial College, London


William Aylward

Transaction Manager

William is responsible for managing research and transactions within a range of sectors including leisure and business services. His recent transactions include the sale of Clarice Leisure to Bannatyne Fitness, the sale of the Octavian Group to CE Facilities Management, as well as specialist marketing services, and niche manufacturing transactions. Prior to Rockworth, William worked for Alchemy Partners, the London based Private Equity fund.

BASc (Engineering Physics/Applied Physics), University of Bath
MEng (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Imperial College, London


James Black


James assists the transaction managers with acquirer and sector research, due diligence, and any related deal execution.
Prior to Rockworth, James worked in south-east Asia with Grant Thornton Singapore in their Corporate Finance division, specialising in buy-side Financial Due Diligence for strategic acquirers and private equity firms. His past experience has included the food & beverage, environmental testing, digitisation technology, and B2B distribution sectors.

MusB. (Hons.) University of Manchester, Joint with RNCM
MSt., University of Oxford


Tom Boardman-Weston

Transaction Manager

Tom is responsible for managing transactions and their associated research. Tom’s recent work includes transactions in the areas of healthcare and distribution but his experience also includes financial and business services transactions. Prior to Rockworth, Tom was COO of Semblent, a data-focussed financial services business, and before this he was an analyst at New Link Consulting.

MJur (History of Chartered Companies), University of Durham
LLB, University of Durham


John Buckley


John is responsible for financial analysis, valuation and due diligence aspects associated with our transactional work.

Before joining Rockworth, John worked for hedge fund administrators State Street Alternative Investment Solutions and HedgeServ, in Dublin, dealing with clients with AUMs ranging from $25m to over £1billion. Primary responsibilities included calculating NAV’s for dealing date valuations and analysis. After which John moved into Business Transformation where he was involved in the analysis, deployment and adoption of business information systems.

BBus (Hons) Accounting, Cork Institute of Technology
FACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants


Debbie Naude

Associate Director

Lead – consultancy, transaction preparation. Over 17 years management consultancy and Investment Banking experience.
Previous experience includes Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in South Africa and London, and UBS Warburg, London.

MBA (Finance), Imperial College, London
BCom Marketing, (Hons), University of Pretoria


Zuzana Valkovic


Zuzana is responsible for managing research, financial modelling and the preparation of transaction documentation. Prior to Rockworth, Zuzana worked in the advisory team of KPMG in Vienna, her transaction experience includes working across a range of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, energy, postal services and logistics.

MSc International Management / CEMS, Vienna University of Economics and Business
BSc Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business


Associates and Advisory Panel

Whilst Rockworth is not a sector specific organisation, team members tend to be sector specialists. We also work with individuals currently in senior roles in industry (Chairman, CEO etc) to provide additional insight into particular projects.