Mr. Bancroft Cooke is Senior Partner of BBE Premium Business Solutions, a business brokerage network of Corporate Finance and M&A specialists across Europe, Africa and the Americas. He is also President of Elaixin Holdings, a leading independent corporate finance advisory house based in Beijing that provides business solutions for clients in the mining, agriculture, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Prior to establishing Elaixin, Mr Bancroft Cooke was 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. Before joining Somerley he was Senior Vice President and 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, Mr Bancroft-Cooke was instrumental in rolling out Espotting’s highly successful business model across Europe before it was successfully sold to Nasdaq listed company Findwhat Inc (renamed MIVA) for US$170 million. Mr Bancroft Cooke speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from University of Bristol, and was educated at Eton College.