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Andrew Walsh

Mr

Bremen, Germany

$1,500/day

I am an experienced Corporate Development director with strong finance background in investment banking and consulting. In my last role, i project managed a pre IPO restructuring/ acquisition and IPO, built the group equity investment case and helped to structure the plc board. Alongside the CFO, I led on negotiations for a senior debt facility raising, together with equity funds, over 50m of investment capital. As M&A lead and working directly with the CEO, I researched, assessed and negotiated 8 deals in 3 years including the successful formation of a new division in data and analytics. I was also a board director of a pioneering ESG consultancy/ subsidiary which i helped to acquire and scale. I have extensive board level communication skills and public markets expertise drawing from over 30 years’ experience of investment banking and business consulting, the latter with an emphasis on funding events and sustainable growth.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 20 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Alternative Finance Asset Management Data and Analytics Diversified Financials Media and Entertainment Risk and Compliance Software and Services

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Development, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Term Sheet, M&A Negotiations, Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Corporate Governance & ESG, Strategic Finance, Investor Relations, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, M&A Marketing Materials, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, English

Work Experience

Mj Hudson

Director of Corporate Development

1/6/2017

 

- 1/6/2023

Pre ipo structuring, funding and execution of 2 pre ipo acquisitions, led on adviser pitch process, project managed ipo, search due dil and execution on 8 M&A deals as quoted company, senior debt deal and follow on equity raise

MJ Hudson ESG

Board Director ESG

1/6/2021

 

- 1/6/2023

Board Director of this subsidiary of MJ Hudson, based in Amsterdam. I helped to build this business for the group, negotiating the original deal and finding/ adding team hires in Spain. It had 12 people in Amsterdam when acquired in 2019 and over 75 in 4 locations by 2023

Ryecroft

Growth Consultant

1/6/2009

 

- 1/6/2017

Embedded consultant to 2 quoted companies, sourced and worked on M&A, strategy and IR. Worked on sale of private digital healthcare business, wrote sales materials and found international buyer - worked with boutique investment bank

Bridgewell / Teathers

Head of media research team

1/6/2004

 

- 1/6/2009

Headhunted to run media research team in what was early stage mid cap broker. Well received note on Rightmove led to board presentations. Team achieved extel ranking.

Apax Securities/ Altium

Media Analyst

1/6/1999

 

- 1/6/2004

Headhunted to create new team. Worked on seminal note valuing Manchester United as media property in run upto early stage bids for subscription television rights to premier league.

Schroder Securities

Media analyst

1/6/1994

 

- 1/6/1999

Headhunted to join star analyst Patrick Wellington’s media research team. Worked on subscription television and publishing as well as well-received Cashflow driven valuation analysis.

County NatWest/ Wood Mackenzie

Analyst and manager

1/9/1987

 

- 1/6/1994

Worked at Wood Mackenzie in corporate finance and corporate broking on flotation of cable group and various investment trusts. Transferred to equity analyst.

Education

St Andrews University

Mathematics

1/9/1983

 

- 1/9/1987

Pure and applied maths and computing as well as theoretical physics modules

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