Our trainer has worked on corporate finance and capital markets transactions for over thirty years, holding positions on the client side and leading advisory teams. At the Department of Energy, he was a civil servant involved in the privatisation of British Gas, a global IPO involving a large advisory team. He also worked for two years (1990-92) in the Hungarian Government privatisation agency, collaborating with numerous advisory firms, as the changing political environment triggered massive ownership change.
He has worked at major investment banks (Swiss Bank Corporation International, now UBS, and Lazard) and also co-founded a successful M&A advisory boutique firm. In 2021, he retired from KPMG, where he spent 13 years in the firm’s global M&A business, based in Scotland.
His experience combines a broad range of M&A and equity transactions in North and Central America, Asia Pacific and all the major European countries and most recently, in Africa: his last transaction for KPMG was the sale of a Nigerian powdered milk business, owned by a UK/ Greek PLC, through an auction process involving the major global dairy businesses.
His courses draw deeply on case studies from transactions he has run, bringing practical examples to set alongside the theory.