Rob Gear is a director in the corporate finance team with over 17 years’ experience advising on a range of transactions including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and equity & debt fundraising. He is also specialises in managing due diligence assignments on behalf of acquirers, be it a corporate or a financial investor.
Prior to joining PKF Francis Clark, Rob has worked at an investment bank in the City and spent 7 years in EY’s Energy corporate finance team working on transactions across the private and public sectors. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 having gained experience in accounts preparation, audit and tax.
Rob has also worked in industry as group financial controller of a £400m turnover company overseeing the finance team and has a direct experience of understanding the implications a transaction has on owners / management time, both before and post completion. He is therefore able to provide proactive and tailored advice to support owner / managers often going through a ‘once in a life time’ experience.
Away from the office, Rob enjoys spending time with his young family and when time allows playing golf and cricket and following Exeter Chiefs.
Rob holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Economics and Finance and is ACA qualified.