What do you do?
I lead our direct origination efforts, finding and approaching great businesses, in sectors we know really well, who may want to raise private equity funding to reach the next level or who may be thinking about selling. I coordinate all our sector research and publications, to ensure that our knowledge about these sectors is first rate. Business owners value my knowledge about their industry (the value drivers and recent deal multiples) and the market news I can provide. It is my job to prove that we are extremely credible and worth meeting with, as well as being nice people, that business owners will enjoy working with.
Why do you do it?
My background is working in Corporate Finance lead advisory (ie. doing the deals, so I know what I’m talking about), but my skills really lie in business development. Leading a team is what I really enjoy, making sure we are meeting fantastic businesses which the whole team will benefit from and enjoy working with. I enjoy getting to know new people and providing information that business owners really value. My role really suits me, so I can have a fulfilling, enjoyable and balanced work and home life.
What kinds of projects have you been involved in?
Our Corporate Finance team has sold many of the businesses that I first approached. From the glowing client testimonials, I know that we have a great team and that we always vastly exceed client expectations.
What’s on top of your bucket list?
I try to have as many holidays as I can fit in – each year I like to have a really different holiday to the norm. This year is likely to exploring more of the UK. Following my house renovation, I’ve set my sights on the garden, which will keep me busy for years to come.
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