I have client who used to work in the City as a stockbroker, until he resigned recently. Over the years he has built up a number of business contacts and whilst having lunch one day with one of these contacts he was asked he if he knew anyone/company who would be interested in investing in his company. My client used his contacts and the eventually a deal was done for which my client received a 7 figure sum.
If it was purely an introduction I believe it would be Vatable, however my client has said he was more involved than that and provided advice, valuation and timing advice.
Therefore is this exempt from VAT as his services are I connection with the provision of financial/ancillary services??