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.
Patrick O’Shea has over 15 years of investment banking and venture capital experience. Over the course of his career, he has participated in more than $11.5 billion of financings for companies in the energy, financial services, and telecommunications and technology sectors.
Prior to joining England & Company, Mr. O’Shea was a senior member of Cora Capital Advisors’ Corporate Finance team, where he focused on advising energy technology companies. Previously, Mr. O’Shea was a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Investment Banking division working in New York and Tokyo. Before joining JPMorgan’s Investment Banking division, Mr. O’Shea worked for LabMorgan, JPMorgan’s proprietary venture capital division. Mr. O’Shea began his career as a member of Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking unit where he advised technology and telecommunications companies.
Mr. O’Shea earned his BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he majored in International Economics with a background in Finance and Trade.
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.
Craig MacKay has 30 years of investment banking experience focused on private financings for middle market companies. During his career, Mr. MacKay has been responsible for the issuance of over $9 billion of private equity, domestic and cross-border senior debt, high yield debt, and mezzanine securities. He has consummated dozens of acquisition financings, leveraged recapitalizations and refinancings across a broad spectrum of industries, including business services, communications/media, energy, financial services, healthcare, heavy industry, retail, technology, and transportation.
Prior to joining England & Company, Mr. MacKay headed the Private Finance Group at Oppenheimer & Company, where he led the origination and placement of private equity, debt, and structured securities. Prior to joining Oppenheimer (formerly CIBC World Markets), he was the head of Private Finance at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and was the Managing Member and founder of HNY Associates, an investment banking boutique. He began his career at Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. MacKay earned his BS in Economics and MBA in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA Level 3 candidate. He has been active on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and currently serves as First Vice Chairman of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.