Managing Partner – Edinburgh



Owner Managed Businesses. Family Businesses. Large Corporates.  


Business Acquisitions. Business Sales. Business Valuations. Financial Due Diligence and Transaction Support. Raising Finance.  


All Sectors with a focus on Family Businesses, Food & Drink and Construction & Property.  

“mine is a VERY VARIED ROLE.” 

Lyn Calder is Managing Partner – Edinburgh and Head of Deals Central Scotland. Lyn is responsible for leading our Edinburgh office, where she has been instrumental in building the team, our client base, and our local reputation for providing quality advice.  

As a Corporate Finance partner, she specialises in business acquisitions, business sales, valuing businesses, financial due diligence and raising finance across Central Scotland and beyond.  

Lyn works extensively with clients of all sizes providing corporate finance advice. Lyn also heads up our Family Business team, so works closely with family business clients advising them on business growth, funding, and succession planning.  


“I enjoy working with clients where they see me as a true partner in their business and they value the expertise and advice that we can provide. I like to think that the reason clients come to AAB, and work with us long term, is that we are people that they genuinely enjoy working with.  

Interacting with clients and building strong relationships is what really drives me. It’s about the people running the business and the dynamics at play in the business. I feel that a key part of my role is making sure our clients are happy and ensuring that their relationship with the AAB team is a fun and enjoyable experience.” 


“We’re a team of diverse, dynamic, entrepreneurial individuals that are bound together by shared values and a passion to provide awesome client service. 

We’re driven by the needs of our clients, but we want to deliver our services in a way that our clients say ‘Wow!’ We try to do things differently and bring some enjoyment into everything we deliver to clients. Our aim is to reset what accountancy is about and change how an accountant is perceived.”   


“Technology is vitally important in what we do and it enables us to make our clients’ or our team members’ lives easier. We’re continuing to face a technological revolution, but the key is how we embrace that whilst maintaining the personal side of what we do and the relationships we build. 

Our clients come to us because of our people, our market knowledge, our credentials, and our ability to be able to deliver for them. You’ll never replace the emotional intelligence that we bring into a relationship with technology.” 


“The Edinburgh office has grown from a standing start and so I’ve been through the same growing pains and challenges that many of our clients experience. Creating the right structure as the business grows, building a leadership team, trusting the team, and letting go have all been part of my role. 

We’ve got a phenomenal team in AAB and such a great journey still ahead of us. We’ve got ambition and putting our plans into action and sharing that journey with the best people is going to be the highlight for me.” 

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  1. Blog1st Mar 2024

    Lyn Calder, author of blog what is due diligence

    What Is Due Diligence?

    How do you find out what you don’t know when you are considering buying a business? While a buyer could crack on and take the chance there are no skeletons in the closet, it can be an expensive mistake to…

    By Lyn Calder

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  2. Blog20th Nov 2018

    The importance of a planned exit strategy

    For many private business owners, selling their business isn’t something that regularly plays on their mind.  When it’s full steam ahead looking after the day to day demands of running the company it’s easy to think that it’s a topic…

    By Lyn Calder

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