We are proud to announce that Acuity partner Marcus Allchurch has won the Dealmaker award in The M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA, which celebrate professionals who have achieved a significant level of success while under the age of 40, in M&A, turnaround, restructuring and corporate finance.
The M&A Advisor created the Emerging Leaders Awards recognition programme in the US in 2010 to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of our industry. Seven years on, and The M&A Advisor, in partnership with Shard Media Group are hosting the 2nd Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA on 13 September in London.
With years of experience and successful transactions to his name, Marcus is well known and respected by entrepreneurs, corporates and private equity houses both in the UK and overseas, and he has cultivated a reputation as being interested, astute, engaged and pragmatic. Equally at home discussing the merits of different network technologies, alternative payments, and the future of digital marketing, Marcus has a proven track record of quickly identifying and articulating the value in a business or proposition.
Roles with EE, KPMG Corporate Finance and BDO Corporate Finance have seen Marcus work both in the UK and across the globe with successful entrepreneurs seeking exit, and at board level with multi-national corporates looking for growth through organic and inorganic investment.
Marcus’ most recent deal was Truespeed’s £75m investment from Aviva, with the client commenting:
“Marcus’s deep knowledge of the telecoms sector was immediately of value, and Acuity helped us to build a robust business plan which they articulated in a way that made sense to the investment community… I would have no hesitation in recommending Marcus and the Acuity team to anyone looking to deliver an ambitious transaction in the technology sector.” Evan Wienburg, CEO
This award will be given pride of place amongst Acuity’s numerous recent industry gongs – congratulations Marcus.
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Acuity partners have decades of collective experience in the telecoms sector, working with carriers including BT, Vodafone, Telefonica, EE, Telia, Telenar and numerous mid-market sector participants.
We know technology – that’s why we’re the industry’s trusted M&A advisor. Our partners are senior players in tech and M&A: skilled at getting to the heart of a technology business, understanding what will attract buyers, and building long-lasting relationships.
We have an unrivalled understanding of the industry’s complexities and personalities – our track record and client feedback are compelling evidence of that. We’re an international firm – most of our deals are cross-border, from offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Silicon Valley – but we’re grounded in our approach. We move quickly when it’s needed, and we’re around for the long haul when patience is a virtue.
We’ve maintained a very high success rate across hundreds of deals while keeping our focus on doing what’s right for our clients. From first meeting to successful exit, we earn the trust that clients and investors put in us. Read more…
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