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Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Financial services

Business Activities:Audit and assurance, financial diligence and specialist corporate finance advice.

Business Location:London

Buzzacott has a long established record of supporting social businesses, from providers of social finance to charities and mature social enterprises delivering public services through entrepreneurial “profit with purpose” start-ups. The firm acts as auditor to many leading organisations, including a number of current E3M members and has recently invested in expanding its corporate finance capabilities tailored specifically to social investment. Buzzacott is also developing approaches to providing assurance to boards and management, as well as investors and commissioners, on the evaluation of social value. Find out more at

E3M Member


Name:Edward Finch

Title :Partner, Charity & Not-for-Profit

Edward joined Buzzacott in 2003 and is a Partner in the Charity & Not-for-Profit team. Alongside a diverse portfolio of charities and membership organisations, he leads our work with social businesses. His client organisations operate locally, nationally and internationally and across a range of activities encompassing international development, public service delivery and a wide variety of membership activities. In addition to offering advice relating to financial statements and reporting, Edward and his team also offer structures and governance advisory, business and financial planning, funder assurance and transaction due diligence, reviews of systems and processes and training for trustees and staff.

Alongside his work duties, Edward is an avid speaker and writer, contributing regular articles for Pioneers Post and other publications, as well as presenting on a broad range of topics within Buzzacott’s own training and seminars, and at sector events. Edward is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a social enterprise working with NGO, public sector and corporate partners to bring innovative market based solutions to deliver healthy and reliable sanitation and water supplies. He has held a number of trustee roles including as treasurer of his local Age UK charity and of a furniture reuse programme.


Name:Matt Katz

Title :Partner, Corporate Finance

Matt joined Buzzacott as a Partner in March 2015 and heads up our Corporate Finance team, which advises entrepreneurial businesses in the £5m to £100m transactional value range and specialises in fundraising, disposals, financial diligence, management buy outs, employee ownership, succession planning and valuations.

Prior to joining Buzzacott, Matt trained with Grant Thornton and spent his formative years working in their London Corporate Finance team. In 2007 he joined the boutique practice, Roffe Swayne, and during his time there he played a pivotal role in developing the firm's corporate finance offering. Establishing himself as a respected adviser in the London and South East corporate finance market, Matt has been nominated for 'Insider South East Dealmaker of the Year' twice and 'Insider South East Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year' for five consecutive years.

In 2018 Matt was shortlisted for New Partner of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards. Matt didn’t win the award, gracious in defeat, explaining to the team that he simply wasn’t new enough. But the nomination did reflect the fact that he (and the team) bring all the skills a client may need to create successful transactions – professionalism, technical skill, pragmatism, persistence and patience.