Background and expertise
Philip joined Acuity as Vice President in 2019, bringing over 10 years’ experience across both M&A advisory and Corporate Development roles with the last 4 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 whilst working in both the Restructuring and Corporate Finance teams in Bristol and London. Following his time at BDO LLP 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. He joins Acuity to help impart his deep experience, knowledge and buy-side perspective in cross-border TMT and strategic M&A to his clients.
Philip has significant experience in TMT specifically telecoms, cloud computing and fibre having been involved in numerous buy-side and bi-lateral processes through 2015-2018.
- Sale of Mission Labs to Gamma Communications
- Investment by LDC in Phoenix Datacom
- Investment of Foresight into Lightning Fibre
- Sale of Titan IC to Mellanox Technologies
- Sale of Interoute to GTT Communications Inc for $2.3bn
- Interoute’s acquisition of Easynet Group for £402m
- Divestment of Easynet data centre
- MHS Electronics acquired by Plessey
Philip has a passion for all things sport related including snowboarding / skiing, crossfit and rugby.
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