Laurence heads up the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of M&A award events over recent years, including the Insider Dealmaker Awards in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009, The Game Changer Awards in 2017, The Corporate International Global Awards in 2016, The British Accountancy Corporate Finance Awards in 2015, The M&A Finance Awards in 2015, The Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards in 2015 and the AI Corporate Finance Awards in 2015. Laurence has also been awarded the CF designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise.
He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute. During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team.
Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning.
He is married with two sons. In his spare time, Laurence enjoys football, tennis, skiing, the beach and keeping fit. He was also a member for three years of the inaugural Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters’ Committee.
The UK government has recently announced that it plans to play a bigger role in the scrutiny of corporate takeovers, potentially making it harder for foreign buyers to acquire British companies.
Ongoing political events in the UK and the USA have undoubtedly affected the outlook for UK M&A activity. We should also not forget that there are ongoing issues in France and Germany, despite the recent election results, and all this just at the time when Brexit negotiations are starting to take centre stage.
With the cost of finance remaining at record lows, and with successful businesses with strong balance sheets continuing to look towards further growth, award-winning MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Partner Laurence Whitehead outlines the four key steps to a successful business acquisition and how the firm's corporate finance experts can add real value to the process.
Laurence Whitehead, Managing Director of Corporate Finance at MHA MacIntyre Hudson...
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