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Under the umbrella of EFM, a UK-wide network of CFO's and business advisors, I advise and enable SME's and growth companies to achieve their strategic and financial goals. I have had hands-on, operational experience with Private Equity and Venture Capital-backed portfolio companies, defining and executing growth strategies, leading finance teams, raising capital and facilitating eventual investor exit. I have also assessed, analysed and implemented lending and investment decisions from my experiences with PE funds and banks.
My background and experiences have provided me with the skill-set and network partners to work alongside owner-managers and investors in either an advisory capacity or in senior finance roles including FD, CFO, M&A and Corporate Finance, as well as board participation.
I have ranged across a wide and diverse set of industries, markets and economic cycles. I have held senior roles across the entire Corporate Finance spectrum either as an advisor, investor, lender, borrower or board member. My particular focus areas have been:
Strategic Financial Management including financial strategy, (optimizing ROI, designing practical capital and debt structures), financial reporting, systems and control, FP&A, budgeting, treasury, compliance, auditing, KPI metrics.
SME-focused Alternative Investments (private equity, private debt, venture capital)
Investment Banking (credit risk, debt advisory, leveraged finance, project finance)
M&A/Corporate Finance (within SME's and PE backed portfolio companies)
Grant's Career History
Fractional CFO/Board Advisor/NED
April 2023 - Ongoing
EFM is a nationwide team of CFO’s, FD’s and business advisors who provide commercial support to SME’s and growth companies across the UK and Ireland, including:
Improving business performance, executing growth plans and board-level advisory services.
Support for funding and investment, cash flow/working capital management, management reporting.
Exit planning to achieve optimal ROI, while offering strategic support to the management team.
Corinth Investment Holdings UK
Head of Investments/Private Debt
January 2020 - August 2021
MEA Regional Financial Controller
March 2018 - December 2019
Director: M&A/Corporate Finance
July 2011 - December 2017
Acorn Private Equity
Private Equity Principal: Debt Specialist
May 2010 - September 2011
Senior Transactor - Leveraged Finance
August 2007 - April 2010
Head of Credit Risk Management
June 2001 - July 2007
I have personally known Grant for over ten years and have found him to be very loyal and honest. We recently participated on a funding transaction where Grant displayed exceptional attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the funding processes and related legal framework. I would have no hesitation in recommending Grant for any role within his area of expertise.