Gambit announce two new Partner promotions

Award-winning advisory firm, Gambit Corporate Finance is the UK’s longest established independent corporate finance advisory firm and the exclusive UK shareholder in Corporate Finance International (

The firm is delighted to announce two new Partner promotions. Simon Marsden and Sam Forman will be promoted to Partners of the firm with effect from 1 July 2024.  

A graduate of the University of Southampton, Simon Marsden is a Fellow of the ICAEW having qualified with KPMG and holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification. He joined Gambit in 2002 and has significant experience in advising private companies and shareholders on disposals, acquisitions and fundraising.  Simon has particular expertise in Business Services and co-leads Gambit’s sector team.

Sam Forman joined Gambit in 2015 following his graduation in International Business from Brunel University, London.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and attained the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification.  Sam has gained extensive M&A experience and leads Gambit’s relationship with Corporate Finance International.

Both Simon and Sam have demonstrated a sustained and highly commercial value add to the firm’s clients for many years. 

Geraint Rowe, Partner commented “We are extremely proud of Simon and Sam’s promotion to Partner.  Gambit achieved its best ever year in its 32-year history in 2023 and we have invested in, and significantly grown, the team. Both have an impressive track record and experience and will contribute to the firm’s continued growth. In 2023, Gambit and Corporate Finance International was ranked by Thomson Reuters as number 16 in Europe and number 19 globally for transactions up to €200 million in value.”

Simon Marsden said “I am honoured to be joining the Partnership, particularly at such an exciting time in the firm’s progression and development.  Our commitment to continued investment, unrivalled sector transaction experience and close alignment with our colleagues in CFI provides us with a compelling value proposition to advise clients across the UK and internationally.”

Sam Forman commented “I am very proud to be promoted to Partner at one of the leading Corporate Finance advisory firms in the UK.  I feel privileged to be joining the Partnership at such an exciting time for the firm. Gambit continues to go from strength to strength, with uncompromising value-add advice at the core of its culture advising clients across the UK and internationally

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