Michael is a highly experienced dealmaker with over 20 years M&A, senior finance and strategy experience within the industrial sector. He has extensive cross border experience and has completed transactions in the UK, North America, Europe, Russia and China. His clients have included corporates, private equity houses and owner-managed businesses.
Michael started his career at KPMG Corporate Finance and rose to co-lead their Diversified Industrials M&A team in London. During this time, he advised on some of KPMG’s most high-profile transactions.
In 2016, Michael joined Smiths Group Plc as M&A Director and played a major role in implementing group strategy. While at Smiths, he was responsible for supporting the divisions in all aspects of their inorganic strategy and led multi-disciplinary teams in complex international projects.
Prior to joining Quercus, Michael was Finance Director (Commercial and Sales) of McLaren Automotive where he was responsible for all finance aspects of the revenue generating operations.
Michael holds an Executive MBA from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the Securities Institute Diploma and a BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham. He has successfully completed the Advanced Corporate Finance programme at London Business School as well as the Finance and Strategy programmes for senior management at UCLA.
Andrew Clegg, Quercus partner said:
"I am delighted to welcome Michael to our growing team. He brings with him a unique perspective having spent the past five years in a corporate M&A environment and his strong relationships across the globe will help drive deal activity across the industrial sector. Michael's arrival is another important milestone for Quercus in our mission to be the preferred Corporate Finance adviser to mid-market businesses.”