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Corporate Finance

Whether you are pursuing strategies to create, preserve or extract shareholder value, our dedicated national team of corporate finance and M&A experts offer you a high-quality, award winning advisory service.

Our services are focused on delivering transactions for entrepreneurial owner managed businesses and comprise:

M&A Lead Advisory

  • Company disposals
  • Management buy-outs (MBOs) & buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Acquisitions
  • Raising equity investment for growth
  • Debt raising & refinancing
  • Strategic advice (preparation for a transaction)
  • Flotations and IPOs
  • Business Valuations

Transaction Services

  • ‘Buy-side’ (or ‘acquisition’) financial due diligence
  • ‘Sell-side’ (or ‘vendor’) financial due diligence 
  • Vendor assist
  • Sale and purchase agreement reviews
  • Model building and model reviews
  • Completions accounts
  • Post deal planning
  • Tax due diligence
  • IPO reporting accountancy

As part of MHA, we are one of the UK’s most active M&A teams by deal volume. We work with business owners and management teams to deliver a bespoke service which is results-oriented. We invest our time and energy to develop long-term partnerships with our clients; often over a number of years and multiple transactions meaning we are on hand to help you crystallise the strategy for your M&A activities, then bring to bear our expertise to help you execute it, whilst mitigating your transactional risk.

Our corporate finance team’s network is extensive spanning private and listed companies, private equity and family office investors, and debt providers – a key aspect in our ability to maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome for your project. Our team takes a hands-on, yet emotionally intelligent approach to leading commercial negotiations and managing a transaction from inception to completion, which ensures expedient, efficient progress. We strive to bring creative thinking to every project whilst remaining objective and flexible in our outlook. Our partnership enables us to focus on the transaction, allowing you remain focused on the day-to-day trading issues affecting your business.

International Expertise: in- and out-bound M&A advisory and financial due diligence services

As an independent member of Baker Tilly International – the World’s ninth largest global advisory group – we offer clients unparalleled access to a broad range of in-country international corporate finance specialists where overseas projects are on the horizon. We can also provide tailored, expert lead advisory and financial due diligence services to international companies seeking to leverage M&A as a route by which to enter the UK market.

An award-winning team

Our corporate finance team is nationally recognised having won numerous corporate finance awards, most recently including coveted Insider Dealmaker Awards, the Game Changer Awards and the Corporate International Global Awards.

Contact us

Please contact us to discuss your corporate finance needs and find out more about how we can assist you.

Key contact

Partner
Laurence Whitehead
+44 (0)1908 662255
 

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Meet the team

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Matthew Burns

Manager

Matthew joined the MHA MacIntyre Hudson corporate finance team in 2015, having previously spent five years running his own business, which he subsequently sold. This experience as a business owner provided him with useful insight into the day to day demands of running a business, which helps him empathise with and better advise his corporate finance clients.   

Prior to running his own business, Matthew worked in the corporate finance transaction services team at Grant Thornton in Manchester. He has also spent numerous years working in corporate recovery teams, leading to his well-rounded experience of both businesses experiencing rapid growth and those which have become distressed due to changing market conditions. 

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson Matthew is focused on advising SME owner-managers across a broad range of sectors on acquisitions, disposals, MBO's, capital raisings and capital restructurings, valuations and strategic planning.
 
Matthew qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton in Manchester in 2008 and has a BSc in Economics from the University of York. He is married with two children and enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, any sport that involves being outdoors and reading, when not chasing after his kids.

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Laurence Whitehead

Partner

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.

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James Lawson

Director

James joined MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in the London City office in 2015. He has approaching ten years’ experience  in lead advisory M&A and  focuses on advising entrepreneurs and management teams to develop and execute strategies to create, preserve, or extract shareholder value for companies in the £1m to £100m value bracket.

James has wide ranging M&A lead advisory deal-making experience across a variety of industry sectors on an international basis, with a particular interest in software and technology, media, healthcare and business services sectors. 

James completed an Executive MBA (Distinction) from Cass Business School in 2015, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney, as well as an LLB in Law and French. Outside of work James is a keen traveller, foodie, gym regular and skier.

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Tallat Mahmood

Corporate Finance Director

Tallat joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2016 having previously been a part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team at Grant Thornton. He has been advising businesses on exits, fundraisings, acquisitions and buy-outs for over 10 years at firms including EY and RSM. 

In addition to his corporate finance advisory experience, Tallat was also a key part of the team at an energy technology venture capital fund that invested in energy businesses globally. He was responsible for deal origination and execution, as well providing hands-on expertise for business growth and expansion at Board level. During this time, he was seconded to Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) to work on buy-outs in the mid-market space. 

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Tallat focuses on transactions in the £2m to £50m range with specialist expertise in the software and technology sectors, having also successfully built his own digital businesses previously.

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With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group

What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions