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Corporate Finance

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

An award-winning Corporate Finance team

Our Corporate Finance team is nationally recognised having received numerous, high profile accolades, including the coveted Insider Dealmaker Awards, the Game Changer Awards, the Corporate International Global Awards, the Finance Monthly CEO Awards and the Advisory Excellence Awards.

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Our services 

We are focused on delivering transactions for entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses and comprise:

M&A Lead Advisory

Transaction Services

  • Business disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Business acquisitions
  • Equity investment
  • Debt raising & refinancing
  • M&A strategic planning
  • Business Valuations
  • Flotations and IPOs
  • Buy-side/acquisition due diligence
  • Sell-side/Vendor financial due diligence 
  • Vendor assistance
  • Sale and purchase agreement reviews
  • Model building and model reviews
  • Completions accounts
  • Post deal planning
  • Capital markets/IPO reporting accountant
  • Post deal planning
  • Tax due diligence

As part of the MHA network, 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 expertise to develop long-term partnerships with our clients, often over a number of years and multiple transactions.  This means we are on hand not only to help you to formulate the right M&A strategy for your business, but also to execute it. 

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

As a member firm 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 for their cross border transactions.  We 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.

Our Approach and Connections

A key aspect of our ability to maximise the probability of a successful outcome for your project is our extensive network of contacts, spanning private and listed companies, private equity and family office investors, as well as high street and niche debt providers. Our team takes a hands-on, yet emotionally intelligent, approach to leading commercial negotiations and managing a transaction from inception to completion.  This ensures expedient, efficient progress. We strive to bring creative thinking to every project whilst remaining objective and flexible in our outlook. Our partnership with you enables us to focus on the transaction, while you remain focused on the day-to-day issues affecting your business.

Contact us

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

Meet the team

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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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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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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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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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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 relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID