Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor / Business Strategy Director
Big Business Experience
Small Business Experience
Ex PWC Chartered Accountant with 28 years’ experience working with many firms in the Private Equity and Investment sector, with particular focus on SME investments in the lower and mid-market.
Rob has been involved in 30 transactions returning over 3x cost with the majority of these transactions being in the SME, start-up, scale-up and growth sectors. Having been involved in many transactions, Rob has strong analytical skills, commercial acumen, critical thinking and sound judgement; he is a dependable, trustworthy and motivated person with integrity.
Extensive managerial and Non-Executive Director experience as a current Non-Exec Director and Investor in a Fintech business (FCA regulated and authorised) and having been on the board of four investee companies and three Investment/Executive Committees in addition to acting as a Senior Advisor to a number of PE firms and Family offices.
Accountancy BA (Hons), London Metropolitan University in 1986
Chartered Accountant, ACA from PWC, London in 1991
Key Areas of Expertise
- M&A, “Buy and Build”, early stage and growth investing
- All aspects of Due Diligence and execution
- Structuring and Integration
- Realisation of Investments (Sale to PE/trade or IPO)
- Interim C-Suite skills
- Risk management and mitigation
- Clear, organised and confident decision making
- Financial reporting and performance monitoring
- Shareholder, stakeholder engagement and relationship building
- Strategy delivery
- Corporate governance maintenance and management
Throughout his career Rob has worked on 30 transactions of varying sizes in multiple sectors in the UK, many other European countries, the USA and Asia. Particular focus over the last 5 years has been advising on transactions in the lower and mid-market sectors where he has been involved in advising on 12 completed transactions the majority of which have had EBITDA of less than £5m. Particular experience as follows:
MVK Group Holdings (Q1 2020 to date) advising on investments in SME’s with under £2m EBITDA
Mayfair Equity Advisory Ltd (Q4 2019 to date) Senior Advisor, Business Development providing corporate finance advice to SME’s on business strategy, M&A, Private Equity and Capital Raising
CreditSCRIPT (Q32018-to date) Non-Executive Director, Senior Advisor and Investor of Fintech business (FCA regulated) completing pre Series A round funding
Ardenton Capital (Q12018 to Q2 2019) senior member of the Risk Control and Investment Management team advising the Investment Committee-4 transactions in the SME sector completed EV averaging ca £25m
Horizon Capital LLP (Fka Lyceum PE) (Q3 2015 to Q2 2017) Consultant Corporate Finance Director working with Mental Healthcare Business (£5m EBITDA) in the LD sector to grow the business through add-on acquisitions
Weight Partners Capital (2014 to 2015) advised on two mid-market transactions in the Healthcare sector
Greenpark Capital (Q2 2008-Q2014) Member of Executive and Investment Committees lead 15 transactions in the lower/mid-market sector
Clearbrook Capital Partners (2006 to 2007) Partner investing in SME’s
Doughty Hanson (1992-2006) Principal invested ca €500m realising 3.6x cost in a number of transactions including The Priory (UK, buy & build strategy), Geberit (Switzerland, buy & build strategy) and Tornos Bechler (Switzerland, buy & build strategy), PowderJect Pharmaceuticals (UK, MedTech growth capital scale-up strategy). Shareholder representative and Non-executive Director on each Board
PWC London, Chartered Accountant ACA (1986-1991)
During my career I have developed particular strengths in: M&A, Due Diligence, Growth and Business Strategy, (Re) Financing, “Buy & Build” and Integration, Early stage and Growth Capital investing, Carve-Out, Realisation of Investments (Sale to PE/Trade or IPO) and Interim CEO/CFO skills
Excellent Non-Exec Director skills – One Non Exec Board seat and Investor, NED & Shareholder Representative on four Boards; Executive and Investment Committee Member on three Boards, Senior Advisor to several PE firms and Family Offices.