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Corporate Finance

From handshake to handover, our corporate finance team knows what’s needed at every intricate stage of your unique corporate deal. Plus, our membership of Baker Tilly International puts major global credentials in our back pocket. 

But what does it really mean, this term “corporate finance”? What will you get by working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s business experts? Here’s how we work.

We partner with you

We feel like we say this a lot, but it’s true: when you work with MHA MacIntyre Hudson, you get a true partner who’s there with you for the long haul. Your partner will investigate options for funding and help guide and advise you on what works best for you. They’ll find potential partners for a joint venture to help your growth, and take care of all the paperwork to get the sale of your business done compliantly, and in the most tax efficient way.

We walk with you, step by step

It’s a partnership in action as well as name. Let’s say you are looking for an injection of capital to give your business a new lease of life: we’ll work to gain a detailed understanding of your corporate objectives, and help you to prepare a robust business plan and financial projections to present to potential funders. We have strong relationships with both high street and niche providers of debt and equity funding, and we’ll talk with you about the pros and cons of each. While we’ll always recommend an option with sound reasoning, we’re ultimately there to help you make the decision that works for you. And, when the decision is made, we’ll take care of the detail so you can focus on your next phase.

We help you maximise your potential

Yes, your business growth is what we care about – whether that growth comes through funding we help you acquire, through a merger or acquisition, or through a straight-out sale. We’re with you every step of the way, communicating regularly, keeping on top of the details, providing updates, and being completely transparent. Your trust in us is what will make this partnership work. 

So pick up the phone or get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can partner on your corporate finance needs.

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Key contact

Partner
Laurence Whitehead

Meet the team

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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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Justin Moss

Partner

Justin acts for a wide range of clients including global businesses, UK subsidiaries of multi-national groups as well as privately owned family businesses. Justin ensures his clients’ personal and business compliance needs are well managed and that future goals and aspirations are at the forefront of strategic planning, which enables clients to get on with running and growing their business. Justin keeps in regular contact to share ideas and to keep clients fully aware of matters related to the audit as well as any industry or legislative issues that may have an impact, to ensure he adds value at all stages. 
 
In addition to providing audit and general business advice, Justin’s specialism is in Corporate Finance, helping clients with fund raisings, acquisitions and disposals, business valuations, share ownership structures and financial due diligence during deals.

Justin is part of the MHA MacIntyre Hudson award-winning Corporate Finance team, and works alongside Cameron Cook, Head of Transaction Services, on transactions and valuations.

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Craig Chamberlain

Corporate Finance Director

Craig qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa with Deloitte and joined their corporate finance team immediately after qualifying. Shortly afterwards, he joined a merchant bank in Johannesburg and was instrumental in a number of JSE listings, as well as advising listed clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals and fund raising.

Craig then left to help set up the corporate finance team of a leading empowerment company in South Africa committed to the empowerment of previously disadvantaged women. During this time he advised on IPO's and capital raisings for a number of empowerment companies, as well as on corporate acquisitions and disposals whilst acting as Chief Financial Officer for the company and as a board representative for a number of its investee companies.

In 2007, Craig moved to the UK and has focused on advising SME owner-managers across a broad range of sectors on acquisitions, disposals, MBO's, capital raisings and capital restructurings, valuations and financial modelling.

Craig has been awarded the CF designation by the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW in recognition of his corporate finance experience and expertise and was also shortlisted for Dealmaker of the Year for Central and East of England in 2016. 

Craig is married with two children and enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, travelling and watching rugby.

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Rob Dando

Corporate Finance Partner and Transaction Services Leader

Rob joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in April 2020 to lead the Transaction Services team. Rob has over 15 years’ transaction consultancy experience, with considerable knowledge in global markets. He specialises in advising mid-market businesses, corporate clients and financial institutions, in their assessment of acquisitions and divestments, as well as assisting organisations on their journey to initial public offering. Rob’s primary focus is on providing financial due diligence services for M&A transactions.

Rob has extensive deal experience across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and on a global basis. He has a particular interest in business services, education, healthcare, technology and transport & logistics sectors.

Rob is a chartered accountant (ACA) and holds the Corporate Finance Qualification (CFQ) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

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What they say about us

The teamwork and support from the MHA team really made the difference to a complex deal. Anthony Pile - Blue Skies
Private Equity Investment

What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
Finance Director