Gerard joined Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in 2016 after spending 13 years as a Corporate Finance Director at RSM and 3 years as a Finance Director at Sheard Packaging delivering an investment and growth strategy. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Qualification and a degree in Accountancy and Finance.
Recent transaction experience includes the sale of packaging machinery specialist Proseal to US-listed JBT Corporation for £220m; the sale of healthcare services provider Ross Care to Millbrook Healthcare (backed by Private Equity fund Cairngorm Capital); the sale of premium bicycle retailer Leisure Lakes Bikes to JD Group; and the sale of Architectural Steel to ArcelorMittal Construction.
Advising entrepreneurs, investors and companies on disposals, acquisitions, MBO’s, debt finance, working capital finance, development capital, and private equity. Gerard has strong cross-border experience and specialises in providing strategic commercial advice and deal structuring to entrepreneurs and growing businesses, offering a perspective from both industry and practice.