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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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Robin Stevens

Senior Advisor and Head of Capital Markets

Robin is a Chartered Accountant and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Special Adviser and Head of Capital Markets in July 2021.

Robin has had an extensive career in corporate finance, including corporate advisory and reporting assignments on public markets, raising capital, management buyouts, capital reconstructions, and investor-ready planning for companies operating in a wide range of sectors. He has also advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals by public and private companies as well as IPOs and secondary offerings in the UK and overseas. He has specific experience in advising emerging international companies, particularly those operating in Asia Pacific. Robin retains a strong international connection with clients, fellow professionals, regulators and business introducers and regularly speaks on corporate finance and capital markets issues to international business audiences.

Formerly Robin was  a corporate finance partner, Head of Capital Markets and then a Senior Adviser to Crowe UK LLP, having previously held senior corporate finance and audit partner positions with Mazars LLP and MRI Moores Rowland LLP. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of AIM listed Vector Capital Plc and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Malaysian Society.

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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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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

Partner

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.

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What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

What they say about us

The core services provided by the firm, global presence, industrial expertise and proactive response helped us take the decision towards using the services of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. - Tillomed Laboratories Limited