Craig England, the founding partner of England & Company, is an investment banker with over 30 years of experience in M&A advisory, financial restructuring services, and private finance.
Prior to forming England & Company, Mr. England was a Principal in Legg Mason’s Investment Banking Group where he concentrated on software and financial services companies. Prior to Legg Mason, he was a Vice President with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York and Baltimore where he led the firm’s Asset Securitization Group. Additionally, Mr. England served as a Vice President and private placement specialist at New York City-based Hunter, Keith, Marshall & Co., and Corporate Finance Director for ICON Capital Corp. He began his career as a corporate lender in the financial institutions groups of the Irving Trust Company (now the Bank of New York) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Mr. England earned his BA from the Johns Hopkins University, completed studies in International Economics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and received his MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Bruce Craig has over 25 years of venture capital, M&A, operations management and technical experience in the energy, communications, and industrial technology industries.
Prior to joining England & Company, he was a General Partner at Ideal Partners Fund, an energy and communications technology venture capital fund. Prior to Ideal Partners, he was Vice President of E3 Ventures, a hybrid venture-investment and strategic advisory firm, and Director of Utility Regulation and Environmental Affairs at the Natural Gas Supply Association. Previously, Mr. Craig worked in corporate finance with Conoco Inc., as a Director in program development within the US Environmental Protection Agency’s energy efficiency and pollution prevention programs and led engineering and business development teams for American Meter Company/Ruhrgas AG.
Mr. Craig earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kian Kiat Tan has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, strategic consulting, and corporate multinationals. Mr. Tan has been involved in various fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets (Equity and Debt), and corporate restructuring transactions. He has also advised many public and private companies and financial sponsors on strategic transactions. In addition, he has been part of the senior management team within a multinational corporation focused on mergers and acquisitions and business development opportunities.
Prior to joining England & Company, Mr. Tan was an Executive Director with a UK residential real estate development company where he led the fundraising effort targeting institutional and family office investors. Previously, Mr. Tan worked at Nippon Paint, the large Japanese paint and coatings company, where he was the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Nippon Paint, Mr. Tan was a Director and Head of Southeast Asia for Avista Houlihan Lokey based in Singapore. Mr. Tan has in-depth experience with broad international exposure in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, and corporate development strategy. He has successfully completed transactions valued at over $8 billion globally. Mr. Tan began his career in the UK as a Chartered Accountant and worked across Asia in a professional services firm, investment bank, and multinational corporation, focusing on the Real Estate, Consumer, TMT, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, and Industrial sectors.
Mr. Tan is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) (FCCA) and holds a degree (BA Hons) in Accountancy from De Montfort University. He received an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Postgraduate Degree Masters level, PGDip in Global Business from Oxford University’s Saïd Business school.
Glenn Tofil has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and strategic consulting. Mr. Tofil has been an advisor to both public and private companies in numerous mergers, acquisitions and restructuring transactions.
Prior to joining England & Company, Mr. Tofil was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders Growth Advisors, an acquisition and strategic advisory firm serving middle market companies in the infrastructure and industrial technology markets. Prior to Founders Growth Advisors, Mr. Tofil directed First Union Securities’ Corporate Finance practice focused on electrical, electronics and related industrial technology companies. He has over ten years of investment banking experience with First Union Securities, EVEREN Securities, and Ernst & Young. Prior to entering investment banking, Mr. Tofil spent six years as a consultant with Harlan Brown & Company, a Washington, DC-based strategic advisory firm assisting clients in the assessment of acquisition opportunities and new business development initiatives.
Mr. Tofil received his BA in Economics from The College of William & Mary and his MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Financial Management and Accounting.