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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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Edward Hooper

Managing Director - Transaction Services

Edward joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson to lead their London Transaction Services team in 2017, having previously spent two years with RSM and eight years with BDO, including four years on secondment abroad with the BDO Dubai Corporate Finance office. 

On returning to the UK in 2013, Edward took a two year break from practice to work as a Finance Director in the TMT and construction consultancy sectors in London, providing him with valuable industry side insight.

With approaching 10 years’ experience, Edward has led local and cross-border due diligence assignments across a broad range of sectors with both corporate and private equity clients. Most recent deal sizes have ranged from £2m to over £100m, with his ongoing focus primarily on £2m - £25m enterprise value target businesses. 

Edward qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO in London in 2008 and has a BSc (Joint Hons) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bath. He remains an enthusiastic science “geek” alongside his love of sports, food and travel - with the latter two combined as often as possible. 

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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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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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Cameron Cook

Partner

Cameron is a highly experienced Audit Partner who specialises in Corporate Finance at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.  He is also a Director of MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Limited.

Cameron focuses on the Transaction Services and interfaces with his colleagues who specialise in Mergers and Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and has been a Partner with MacIntyre Hudson for more than 20 years; following 14 years experience with PWC and KPMG mainly on due diligence and investigations.  He is referred to on all matters concerning Corporate Finance by partners of MacIntyre Hudson LLP, Bankers, Solicitors and other firms for whom he advises.

He has broad experience of advising on business strategy and planning.  He regularly is involved in business sales, acquisitions, restructuring, re-financings, developments, fundraisings and investigating targets with a view to advising on price and negotiations.  He has a breadth of knowledge of fund raisings encompassing full prospectus, private placings, investment advertisements, through to bank and other sources of finance.

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SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector

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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