Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, and spent three years post qualification in the Middle East in addition to time with the Transaction Services team in London.
He has extensive finance experience in the retail and FMCG sectors, working for First Quench (the owner of Victoria Wine and Threshers), Alliance Pharmacy, Boots Pharmacy and Interpet (the UK arm of an American company with market leading brands in the pet, aquatic and pet publishing markets).
His most recent experience has been as Finance Director in the Telecommunications and IT services sector, where Arrow Business Communications Limited undertook 14 acquisitions in 8 years, and completed two successful exits to private equity investors.
As a result he has practical buyside experience in the evaluation of potential acquisitions, preparing internal due diligence and commissioning external advisors, risk management during the acquisition process, managing internal and external deal approval, management of HR and cultural issues arising and ownership of the post acquisition integration of acquired businesses.
On the sell side, his experience would be invaluable in helping companies prepare themselves for exit and to negotiate the hurdles through to a successful sale.