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.

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Meet the team

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James Lawson


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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Cameron Cook


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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Justin Moss


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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Alastair Cassels

Partner – Head of Automotive Advisory

Alastair is Head of Automotive Advisory specialising in providing guidance for OEMs, Retailers and  industry new entrants in the rapidly changing UK Automotive landscape. He has an extensive knowledge of vehicle distribution and insight into how it will evolve.

Alastair joined MHA in April 2022 after many years’ experience in automotive manufacturing, sales and Network Development with Volkswagen Group, PSA and General Motors. His focus areas are supporting change in vehicle distribution through expertise in franchising, M&A, property, Electric Vehicle infrastructure, CO2 reduction and future business planning. 

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