David Griffith In 60 Seconds

Commercial CFO with over 30 years experience of developing strategies for growth and change, primarily within SME level businesses. Always keen to ensure businesses, and people, develop and maximise their potential. Completed mutliple acquisitions, identification to integration, in a wide variety of industries and successfully assisted several business through cash stressed positions.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

30 years in a variety of growth/change situations

M&A Specialist

More than 20 completed transactions from £1m to £500m

Exit Planning

Prepared 4 businesses for exit to trade, private equity and public listing

Corporate Finance

Raised funds for acquisitions, short term liquidity and capital projects

Management Information

Redesigned to provide relevant information in many businesses

Track Record Highlights

  • Proposed and delivered a "buy and build" strategy which developed an early stage technology business into a profitable, cash generative international group
  • Built an international market research and data analytics group with a buy and build approach that added customers, technology capability and nearshoring of operations to improve profitability
  • Managed an AIM listed plc through an extreme distressed position back to profitability and ultimately a controlled disposal, having divested of loss making operations and re-financed the core business
  • Successfully revamped internal reporting to deliver Day 1 sale contribution statements into a business accustomed only to quarterly updates and introduced business partnering to divisional heads
  • Developed the treasury capability to manage c.£500m of debt finance, enabling accelerated paydown of debt, resulting in reduced interest costs and actively controlled the debt covenant terms
  • Grew a software business from a single UK company into a European wide group with increased product and service offerings
  • Identified and resolved significant accounting irregularities within 2 subsidiary operations

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms Software
  • technology-media-telecoms Technology Products/Services
  • technology-media-telecoms Publishing/Media
  • services Consultancy
  • services Market Research/Data Analytics
  • technology-media-telecoms Environmental Products and Services

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