Our

History

Evolution Capital was formed in 2003 by Nigel Cook, an industry expert with 20 years of senior experience in IT, with the specific aim of delivering specialist corporate finance advice for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.

  • March 6, 2019

    2003

    • Nigel Cook establishes Evolution Capital.
    • Shareholders of Pipemedia and Virtue Broadcasting become our first clients.
    • Team completes first transaction advising the shareholders of Virtue Broadcasting with disposal to Interoute.
  • March 6, 2019

    2004

    • Grahame Purvis, former managing director of Mercury, C&W main board member and founder of Zipcom/Pipex, joins the team.
    • Establishes partnerships with RBS, Coutts and Child & Co private bank.
  • March 6, 2019

    2005

    • Launches MaxEx networking programme for business owners at Child & Co private bank.
    • London office moves to Adam Street WC2.
    • Develops M&A programmes for Adept, Nine, XLN, Spiritel & BNS.
    • Advises AdEPT with first acquisition. 
  • March 6, 2019

    2006

    • Advises Spiritel with first acquisition. 
    • First entrepreneurs ‘Grand tour’ to Le Mans.
    • Advises Nine with first acquisition.
  • March 6, 2019

    2008

    • Alliance Bernstein chooses Evolution Capital as partner and launches wealth management service in the UK.
    • Advises XLN with first acquisition.
  • March 6, 2019

    2009

    • Advises management team of SPC
      with fundraising.
  • March 6, 2019

    2010

    • Advises shareholders of Crompton Technology with disposal.
  • March 6, 2019

    2011

    • Advises Arrow Communications with first acquisition.
  • March 6, 2019

    2012

    • Nick Foster joins the team as associate
      legal advisor.
  • March 6, 2019

    2013

    • Glen Thomas joins the team as associate
      tax advisor.

    • Duncan Gregory, former partner and head of transaction services at BDO/Moore Stephens, joins the team.

  • March 6, 2019

    2014

    • Team launch new value improvement programme (VIP) for TMT entrepreneurs and team complete first sector strategic review.
    • Team implement phase 2 M&A programme
      for AdEPT.
  • March 6, 2019

    2015

    • London office moves to Dover Street,
      Mayfair W1.
  • March 6, 2019

    2016

    • Centrix/AdEPT deal of 2015 nominated ‘Deal of the year’ AIM stock exchange.

    • Advises shareholders of Insite with disposal to 6DG.

    • Advises shareholders of Lanway with disposal to Chess.

  • March 6, 2019

    2017

    • Team conference in Monza and F1 experience.
  • March 6, 2019

    2018

    • Southern office moves to Chichester,
      West Sussex.

    • Gary Smith joins team to head up
      sell-side business.

    • Advises AdEPT with 24th acquisition of
      Shift F7.

    • AdEPT share price breaks £4.00 from engagement commencement of >£1.00.

    • Team conference in Singapore and
      F1 experience. 

  • March 6, 2019

    2019

    • Entrepreneurs ‘Grand tour’ to Le Mans’ returns to the networking event calendar. 
    • Advises management team of Ridgewall
      with fundraising. 
    • Completes 30th client TMT Strategic Review.