Ignite Capital is a multi-disciplinary corporate finance boutique, with a rich history in mergers & acquisitions. We advise entrepreneurs on company sales, acquisitions and raising finance.

Working with a small and select portfolio of companies at any one time, we are focused on delivering maximum return for our clients whilst maintaining confidentiality and safeguarding the future for shareholders.

Through extensive deal management, we understand the commercial sensitivities that are associated with mergers & acquisitions and can be counted upon to offer sound, knowledgeable and realistic advice.

Paul Thompson
Founder & Managing Director
Paul Thompson | Ignite Capital

An MBA Graduate with over 15 years’ experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Paul founded Ignite, after spending nearly 5 years with a Corporate Finance Boutique in Manchester, advising clients and managing transactions with a enterprise value ranging from £1m to £30m.


In his early career he spent time running his own business after a successful Management Buy-In and subsequently sold the business on to a cash rich trade acquirer. He stayed with that business post sale and took up a role as Director of Corporate Strategy with the new owners, responsible for evaluating further business acquisitions for the acquisitive group.

Paul went on to head up operations for an AIM listed business that was part way through the roll out of a buy and build strategy, assessing acquisition opportunities and integrating new businesses into the wider group.


With a varied career spanning a number of sectors Paul has accumulated experience in leading and developing organisations and strategies that deliver profitable and sustainable growth.