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Chris Theobald - Associate Director, Advisory and Impact Bates Wells Braithwaite

Chris Theobald, Associate Director - Advisory and Impact Bates Wells BraithwaiteChris is a chartered accountant with over ten years' experience of advising social enterprise, charity, public sector and corporate clients undertaking a range of transactions including acquisitions, corporate disposals, mergers, new business development, fundraisings and social impact bonds. Since 2009, Chris has worked alongside Jim Clifford OBE to undertake social impact evaluations for over 25 organisations. Chris has in-depth experience of a range of sectors including social care, education and skills, health, leisure and fitness, housing, renewable energy, arts and creative industries. 

Chris is currently advising on the development of a range of social impact bonds. Examples of other recent work include working alongside Jim Clifford OBE during the creation of the 'It’s all about me' adoption social impact bond; financial due diligence on behalf of a charity considering participation in a social investment fund; financial advisory and business planning support to a charity considering establishing a new social enterprise and cost comparison and social impact studies for the National Association of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools. 

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