Catherine qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in Birmingham and after a stint as a financial analyst at HSBC, worked in a very active M&A team of a listed telecoms business.
Here Catherine worked on numerous transactions involving mainly the acquisition of technology businesses, but some company disposals as well. Catherine also project managed the post-acquisition integration of a wireless network planning business with 200 employees located in UK, USA and Australia.
After a short spell as a small business advisor, where she was regularly called upon to advise on exit plans and business valuations, Catherine spent 5 years working in the corporate finance team at Deloitte in Nottingham where she led the team’s business development activities. She also regularly supported the deal team by carrying out research into potential buyers for privately owned businesses across a number of different sectors including: retail, security, electronic manufacturing, health and residential care.
Prior to joining Strategic, Catherine worked as the business development manager for a small firm of accountants, but couldn’t resist the lure back into the world of corporate finance.
Catherine leads our business development activity.