About Us

New World Corporate Finance is a leading UK based, independent adviser specialising in acquiring and selling companies typically with deal values ranging from £5m to £50m, as well as raising development capital for growing businesses.

The New World team are highly entrepreneurial senior corporate finance professionals with significant UK mid-market experience, committed to:

  • providing the highest standards of client service
  • long-term relationships
  • providing objective advice without conflict

Our clients include owner managers, public and private companies, management teams and private equity houses.


What We Do

We provide expert professional corporate finance advice on:

  • Exit strategy
  • Company sales
  • Equity release transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Development Capital Fundraising

Our transactions typically have an enterprise value of between £5 million and £50 million with development capital fundraising of between £1 million and £3 million.

We focus on project managing transactions effectively and driving them to successful completion within an agreed timescale.

We do not provide tax, consultancy or audit services and therefore are not restricted by the conflicts of interest which limit many other advisors, however, if required, we can recommend and help to select other advisors as and when necessary.

Why New World

New World specialises in the provision of experienced and thoughtful corporate finance advice on a broad range of transactions. As a result of acting for both vendors and purchasers we have an excellent understanding of all the keys issues likely to arise in a transaction, consequently we are able to provide invaluable advice to our clients in relation to what is realistically achievable.

Through our extensive network of contacts throughout the UK we are able to access or identify most businesses enabling our clients to quickly and efficiently ascertain the feasibility of transaction.

We invest in and aim to build long-term client relationships and carefully select the projects we undertake to ensure we are able to dedicate the necessary manpower and attention to each aspect of the project.

At New World every client is important to us and therefore receives the highest standard of service.

Meet The Team

New World is committed to providing the highest levels of corporate finance service to its clients. Our ability to do so is based upon attracting, developing and retaining the highest calibre professionals.

New World is owned and managed by its Managing Directors who between them have approximately thirty years' experience in providing quality corporate finance advice to their clients over a broad range of transactions.

New World ensures each and every client receives the personal commitment of one or more of its Directors, who proactively aim to lead every client project to a successful completion. The Director you meet initially will drive the project from start to finish and will endeavor to be available around the clock.

Stephen Altman

Managing Director

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1988. He has over 20 years experience in corporate finance having worked at BNP Paribas, PWC and Deloitte & Touche. Stephen’s experience includes a public-to-private takeover, management buy-outs and buy-ins, company sales, acquisitions and development capital fundraising.

Most recently in 2018 Stephen completed a working capital investment round into David Lloyd Adventure Parks and in 2019 completed the sale of Metail to TAL and LIkely to the management team.  

E-mail: stephena@nwcf.com  Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7612 1880

Nigel Berger

Managing Director

Nigel qualified and practised as a corporate solicitor in the City before reading for a Masters degree in Finance at London Business School in 1997. He subsequently joined the UK corporate finance team at BNP Paribas in 1998 before co-founding New World in March 2000.

Nigel’s recent experience includes advising on company sales, acquisitions and management buy-outs, in particular:

  • the sales of Focus Group, Henry J Beans, Lipsy Limited ,Cash Generator Holdings Limited, SACO Group Holdings and Totalstay
  • the acquisitions of Karma / SCRT, Blue Inc., Loco Locale, Hatton and Quarter Moon Inc. (Vanguard Sailboats)
  • the MBO/secondary MBO of Gaucho and Home Win
  • development capital of Tapas Revolution, Patty & Bun, Neyber and KF Beauty / Wunder2

e-mail: nigelb@nwcf.com  Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7612 1880

Max Weil


Max qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Before joining NWCF he worked at Nord Engine Capital and Dynamic Bridge Capital where he worked on originating, managing and executing private equity investments into growth stage companies. He also has experience in advisory work that has ranged from small private fundraises to IPO advice.


E-mail: maxw@nwcf.com  Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7612 1880

Carina O Brien

Office Manager

Carina joined New World in 2005 and is responsible for the day to day running of the office. Carina also provides secretarial and administrative support to the team and is responsible for the internal accounting function.

e-mail: carinaob@nwcf.com  Direct line +44 (0) 20 7612 1880

NWCF Client deals completed:

Oasis Stores
Home Win
Focus Group
Blue Inc
Henry J Bean's
Williams de Broë
Warner Howard
Cribbs Triangle Ltd