French Duncan LLP is a leading firm of professional advisers who are particularly close to the Games industry and acts for many of its players, they provide a range of consultancy and corporate finance services. Jeff Meek who is their head of Head of Creative industries is widely regarded as a key figure in the games sector.
Jeff is a commercially aware and innovative Certified Management Consultant and Chartered Accountant, actively involved in developing clients’ businesses, with an understanding of the markets within which they operate, he is regarded as a key player in the Creative and technology sectors. His professional interests are matched by his personal involvement in the arts through TIGA, BAFTA and the RSA.
Consultancy assignments have included advising on accounting policies, VAT procedures for Online game sales, Valuation of Business for sale or investment, Royalty Audits for developers and licence holders, successful claims for Research and Development tax credits, valuation of shares for tax purposes, setting up share option schemes under EMI and other structures, development of Business Strategy, business plans, funding documents and financial models, due diligence for funders and acquirers, obtaining and negotiation of funding terms from bank, grant, angel and venture capital sources.