Mataxis is your international strategy and financial advisory partner

Our vision

Give every SME and entrepreneur access to the best expertise and advice to realize their ambition.

Our mission

Mataxis was established by experienced finance professionals with a track record of helping growth businesses succeed who saw the opportunity to combine their skill sets and create a new offering for growth companies. The firm first office was opened in London (UK) in 2010, by Don Baladashan and a few years after in Stockholm (Sweden), by Ilona Zelentsova.

We partner with SMEs, early stage companies and start ups to help them expand by providing financial expertise and operational support and, ultimately, help to realise value through sale, refinancing or IPO. We offer an integrated service that combines capital raising (both public and private), M&A, restructuring, due diligence, CFO/CEO services, post-deal integration, IPO preparation and IPO advisory.


Donald Baladasan


Don has extensive experience of operating as a COO/CFO of high growth and early stage businesses, delivering results for all stakeholders including institutional and founding shareholders.

Don has been involved in all stages of growth companies, from raising seed capital and delivering on operational budgets through to IPO or trade sale; sectors include: Healthcare, W2E, Technology, Media, Telecoms, Real Estate, fund management, commodities and fashion.

In addition to a number of CFO roles for both quoted and unquoted companies, Don has acted as a Non-Executive director to growing SMEs, with in-depth Board level experience of both private and public companies resulting in understanding how to reconcile the needs of entrepreneurs and institutional investors alike and the unique challenges facing fast-growing businesses.

Don trained as an accountant with the Financial Times. Before starting Mataxis Don had senior financial roles at Bupa, Burson Marsteller and Stemcor. Don founded Mataxis a specialist FD provider to SMEs in 2010. Don originally studied medicine at Guy's Hospital before studying Economics at CASS Business School.