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Exit Planning Exchange London

Welcome to the XPX London! We're really excited to start the first transition/exit focused community in the U.K. (and possibly Europe!).

London and the U.K. are full of the same opportunities as the U.S. serving to educate and create value for privately owned business and transition/exit experts.

We recently had a video presentation with XPX Global (U.S.). Mary Adams (Executive Director) and Paul Cronin (Director of Business Development) gave London a high level strategic overview of what XPX is about and answered questions.

In the next weeks more will be available about specific London/UK market transition information, intelligence and opportunities.

Feel free to contact me to join the conversation, John Grisby

XPX London Founder John Grisby

John helps leaders reduce complexity, solve difficult problems and deliver results in multiple industries. He helps leaders of SME/Middle Market companies and Private Equity firms facilitate scale, improve performance and increase EBITDA.

His extensive experience in both leadership strategy ‘soft skills’ performance/development and 'hard skill' internal management performance, process and change, place him in a very unique position to understand the holistic picture.

John’s use of Company Lifecycle solutions is a natural part of the Exit-Planning process and ‘value chain’, and believes there is a need to build an exit planning community in the UK.

SME Consultant focusing on Middle Market Business and Private Equity Portfolio Company Growth

John works with privately owned business and Private Equity portfolio companies in growth, scale and exit phases using Company Lifecycle Methodology. He is trained and certified by the Adizes Institute in the methodology - voted by Inc. Magazine (USA) #3 all-time best in class process and structure for growth-focused business. He helps founder/owner and MDs, and their key management teams, manage change, solve problems and deliver opportunities - which impact performance across the entire business’ systems/sub-systems including human resource, sales, marketing, operations, finance, administration and strategy. Results include Founder/Owner-MDs being able to work both simultaneously ‘on’/strategy and ‘in’/management their business and PE portfolio companies nearly double EBITDA in accelerated time frames (between 10% to 25% in one and a half/two years). He is Founder of XPX London Chapter, part of XPX Global (USA) an association of professional advisors who work collaboratively to help owners build valuable businesses and assist them in preparing and executing a successful transition.

Highlights in the private market sector include helping UK entrepreneur of the year (1999) Mark Dixon’s Regus Plc grow in Europe/South America from mid-stage start-up to IPO. A traditional family-owned Spanish publishing house expand internationally into the UK and US. Co-Founders of Fifty Lessons (UK), a digital education content producer, build start-up structure to eventual US expansion and M&A. Global independent business media group developing projects of behalf of their clients CNN, CNBC, The Economist and Business Week in Africa, Europe and South America.

Professor in Practice Management (FHEA) and Author

John is also a Professor of Practice Management at the University of Bedfordshire Business School. His works with the Dean and Associate Dean to deliver the business school’s employability and practice based strategy (UK/Europe/Middle East). His multi-faceted role integrates theory with real-world application to develop, design, consult and deliver on a broad range of special projects; which include Business School Impact System, Small Business Charter, Innovation Bridge, ICT Escalator, Innovation & Enterprise, Executive MBA (Part-Time), Executive Education and guest lectures. He is published in various commercial magazines and academic journals such as Chartered Manager Insights Magazine (2016), Global Professional Tennis Coach Association (2016), International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching (2015), The English RFU Technical Coaching Journal (2008) and London Football Coaches’ Association Magazine (2008).

Feel free to contact John for more information 

on our new XPX London Chapter!


Introduction to XPX London

Intro to XPX London Audio

Conversation with XPX Global

Additional information and resources are available at the Start a Chapter and XPX Startup Kit pages of this website. 

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