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.
We talk about the strategy of using equity release to de-risk your business.
We explore the growing discussions in both the US and UK against the practices of buyout firms.
Labour’s tax plans have alarmed most of the UK business community, with large and small companies, alongside City institutions, coming together to say that the plans will stunt business innovation and potentially harm the economy.
So, what are the key commercial considerations on the HR side when acquiring another business?
The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on business mergers & acquisitions.
We outline the key steps to obtaining funding for your business
We outline the new technologies that could improve your business
Corporate Finance Partner, Laurence Whitehead discusses the current state of the UK economy
Businesses are acquiring the digital edge through mergers & acquisitions
During the last five years, private equity funds have raised a record £2.4 trillion from investors looking to gain exposure to this alternative asset class.
We outline the right options when looking to raise debt finance
Our Corporate Finance Partner outlines the positive role of private equity for SME businesses
We are frequently asked by management teams considering a management buyout (MBO) is whether the company that they manage is an ideal target for a MBO.
We outline the key steps to a successful business acquisition and how we can add real value to the process.
M&A debt finance in the mid-market
Why the recent surge in UK MBO activity?
Since the wake of the financial crisis, the alternative lender market has been an increasingly popular choice of funding for SMEs.
There is much to look forward to in 2018 for M&A activity in the UK despite the continuing distractions around Brexit and wider global issues...
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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Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce
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