About Bixteth Partners

Meet the team

Guy Briselden

Guy has over 25 years’ experience in the City, having worked for firms including BZW, CSFB, Dresdner Kleinwort and Cenkos. He has worked as an equity salesman and corporate broker and has a broad range of sector knowledge including oil and gas, mining, logistics, fintech and digital sectors. Guy graduated from Durham University and served in the British Army for seven years.

Simon French

Simon was an equity research analyst for 14 years specialising in the Leisure & Gaming sector where he was ranked number one in the 2011 Extel Survey. He has worked at firms including Numis, UBS, Panmure Gordon and latterly Cenkos where he established and was head of the group’s Liverpool office. He worked in industry for Whitbread for five years and is a shareholder and director of Chop’d.

Andrew Saunders

Andrew has 26 years of capital markets experience spanning several industry sectors with specialisms in Consumer Goods and Real Estate. He has worked at leading firms including Hoare Govett, Charterhouse, HSBC, Numis, Panmure Gordon and Cenkos. He was also finance director of EPRA for two years. He has worked in London, Liverpool and Brussels.

David Melvin

David is a Senior Advisor to Bixteth Partners and an investment and financial services professional with over 30 years experience, in investment banking and private equity. His expertise spans M&A, ECM, leveraged finance, fund raising and principal investing.

Currently David is a Director of Pantheon International PLC, Chair of HBA Media, and an active investor with 24 Haymarket Private Capital. David was a Partner at TDR Capital, a European private equity firm with €8bn AUM, prior to which he spent 24 years at Merrill Lynch, latterly Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was a Managing Director at Merrill for 12 years and held a number of leadership positions including Global Co-Head of Financial Sponsors.
David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an Economics degree from Cambridge University.