Our Team

Whatever the financial situation in your business, we are available to help. Between us we have encountered most situations and have provided FD support in almost every sector. As the Financial Times said: “… with experts at your fingertips and the freedom to use their services when needed, outsourcing can provide a vital boost to your business.”

Chris Backhouse

Chris Backhouse


Chris works closely with clients to help them develop, grow and strengthen their businesses, build value and perhaps realise it, by way of a trade sale or flotation.

His corporate finance work includes smaller business acquisitions and disposals, strategic and business planning, VC-backed transactions and AIM/ISDX market flotations.

While at FD Solutions, recent roles and projects have included:

  • Assisting investors with the acquisition and control of a German quoted mining company
  • Acting as CFO of a technology manufacturing business, developing its financial reporting and strategic business plan and supporting the acquisition of subsidiaries in the USA and Thailand
  • Leading a team reviewing the accounts of a VC-backed technology group, implementing cashflow forecasting and negotiating new bank covenants and finally, assisting with negotiations leading to the sale of the business

Chris qualified with KPMG, later working in a listed aerospace and defence products group and a packaging division of Courtaulds with responsibility for China, Poland, Russia, India, Brazil and the USA.

Chris is also responsible for overseeing expansion of the FD Solutions team outside of London.