BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Philip joined Acuity as Vice President in 2019, bringing more than 10 years’ experience across M&A advisory and corporate development roles with the last four years focusing on TMT. He brings a unique buy-side understanding to Acuity and a deep understanding of the European Cloud Computing and B2B networking landscape.

Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO LLP while working in the Restructuring and Corporate Finance teams in Bristol and London. Following his time at BDO he worked at Interoute, a PE-backed leading Telecoms and Cloud Computing business, to drive an aggressive European growth strategy in the Corporate Development team.

Philip’s role at Interoute culminated in the $2.3bn sale to GTT Communications Inc, a NYSE-listed Cloud Connectivity provider, where he facilitated a 100-day plan for the integration of the two businesses.

“Having made the decision to extend our investment focus into Gigabit broadband, we appointed Acuity Advisors to support us with executing our first transaction in the sector. Throughout the process their networks and detailed knowledge of the FTTH industry were instrumental to getting the deal closed successfully. We would have no hesitation in recommending Marcus and Phil.”

HELEN DOWNIE
Senior Investment Manager, Foresight

AFTER WORK

Philip has a passion for all things sport, including snowboarding, skiing, CrossFit and rugby.