Life before CG Results:
My M&A career started as a summer intern at Goldman’s. I then joined them and spent four years as an Analyst and then Associate. The biggest deal I worked on was the Telefonica O2 deal in the early 2000’s. My contribution was taxi’ing all the documents from Partner to Partner for signature overnight.
As a result and realising that my heart lay in the mid-market and working with clients selling their own businesses I moved to GCA Altium where I stayed for nearly 13 years, progressed to a senior Director role. My last deals there were the IPO’s of Victorian Plumbing and cmostores. But one day some while ago now CG Results approached me and I loved the idea of another smaller boutique wholly owned by Partners and learning a new sector and all things tech. I joined in July this year and am really loving it so far.
Favourite thing about M&A
Working with entrepreneurs to help them realise what is quite often their life’s work in value, is really rewarding – they’ve usually worked really hard and not earned very much, putting the business and everyone else before themselves so it’s great to help them see the end rewards.
No-one likes to see a deal fall over at the last minute for no reason.
Which mentor influenced you most
One of the MD’s at Goldman was a woman and proved very clearly that you could do an important and responsible senior job and have a family – that was really inspiring. It’s also fantastic to join a firm with Managing Partner who happens to be female.
Best thing about CG Results
The diversity here is amazing – from every angle – it’s without doubt the most diverse team I’ve ever worked in which is great.
Definitely ski-ing – preferably in Jackson Hole or Chamonix.
Hospital dramas I’m afraid – Grey’s Anatomy, Holby City since it started, I could go on…
Life before CG Results: I always wanted to work in Finance – I used to watch all the films like Wall St so I managed to get to LSE to study and then into the graduate programme at Bear Stearns, luckily leaving before the bad days. It was a while before I got into the […]
Life before CG Results: Being brought up in the Midlands (of the UK) meant I got stuck into every activity going; from ballet and ballroom to every sport you might mention. At school I had more of a knack for the sciences and chose to do a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. I soon figured the […]