As CEO of Telereal Trillium, Graham Edwards knows how to acquire companies, and build business relationships.

As CEO of Telereal Trillium, Graham Edwards knows how to make successful deals in as it pertains to mergers and acquisitions in the UK. Two corporate juggernauts in the specialty of outsourcing, Telereal and Trillium, merged in 2009. The merger formed a Edwards’ current company, Telereal Trillium.

In terms of successful, large-scale transactions of property, the merger of Telereal and Trillium is a subject of fancy among business leaders in the subject area of mergers and acquisitions. As the chief executive at Telereal, Graham Edwards was the first one to broach the matter of a merger with Ian Ellis, the chief executive of Trillium. Graham Edwards noted that he called Ian Ellis as soon as Edward’s company became aware that Trillium was entering the market.

The two companies had a 2001 strategic property contract worth 2.38 billion pounds, so there had been a prior relationship between Telereal and Trillium. This agreement between the two companies was worked out for a 30-year contract. This joint venture helped hatch a business relationship between Trillium and the company, Pears (,28.htm). Edwards initiated the Trillium-Pear deal at nearly the same time that he was tapped as chief executive of Telereal. In 2001, Mr. Edwards guided Telereal Trillium through phases of growth, large-scale transactions, and acquisitions.

In the area of education, Graham Edwards graduated from King’s College and from the University of Cambridge. Mr. Graham has utilized his well-rounded education to seize on work opportunities. Some of these roles involved working at high-profile firms. Before he took on the role of chief executive at Telereal, Graham was chief investment officer at Talisman Global Asset Management. Prior to Talisman Global Asset Management, Edwards held positions at Merrill Lynch and BT Group Plc.

Edward Graham’s philanthropy while CEO of the largest property company in the United Kingdom, has not go unnoticed, especially with Telereal Trillium’s power and regard. At Telereal Trillium, their Donation Matching Scheme has become one of the most successful initiatives by a corporate sponsor in the UK. The Donation Matching Scheme allows employees to donate to the scheme’s maximum. This scheme was created in 2003.