Nick Bancroft CookeHead of Sales, Europe
Nick Bancroft Cooke is our head of European sales. Prior to this, he was senior Partner of BBE Group, a general finance group currently comprised of four distinct business divisions active in sourcing M&A opportunities for mainland China investors, developing large-scale infrastructure in emerging markets,trading commodities and general corporate finance. He also runs BBE Club, a unique, invitation-only, club of M&A professionals and insiders worldwide that share premium business opportunities and solutions.
Before establishing BBE Group, Nick was President of Elaixin, a leading independent corporate finance advisory house based in Beijing and Senior Consultant to Hong Kong based investment bank Somerley, and has served on the Boards of several private and public listed companies in Australia, China and West Africa. He has wide ranging business experience in China and has advised Chinese companies making strategic investments abroad. He was a founding director of internet search engine Espotting, a pioneer in pay-for placement internet searches. As Managing Director of Espotting’s subsidiary companies in Spain, France and Germany, he rolled out Espotting’s highly successful business model across Europe before it was successfully sold to Nasdaq listed company FindwhatInc (renamed MIVA) for US$170 million.
Nick speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from University of Bristol, and was educated at Eton College.