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 lab was not for me and I followed that with a Masters in Biotech and Business and specialised in licensing. This led me to CG Results where it’s taken three years to get on to my first licensing deal, but it was worth the wait.
I love getting to meet and having the opportunity to work with the talented and passionate individuals from across not only the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector, but also the wider community involved in the entire M&A process.
Most enjoyable deal
We had such a great team on the Admescope/Symeres deal (although I enjoy working with all of my colleagues) and it was also our first sell-side transaction in the CRO sector, as well as one completed during the Covid outbreak. The client was also lovely and great to work with - always an added bonus.
I had four deals which closed in Q1 of 2021, which was tough given Lockdown 3.0 in the UK due to Covid, but ultimately really rewarding.
Best and worst thing about moving to London
It’s a toss-up between easily being able to see my friends a lot and having amazing restaurants on my doorstep. Clearly I could wish for lower rent and could have lived without the early years in endless spare rooms, but I am currently in the process of buying my own first flat so that’s exciting (and a relief).
This is a tough question, but I can quote the entirety of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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 […]
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: I grew up by the River Thames and went to the local grammar – I loved swimming and trained 8 times a week – although not in the river! I very nearly read Law at Uni and wanted to be a lawyer. It was a close run thing but switching to […]