Deborah Spence In 60 Seconds

I have over 25 years’ in finance, working as adviser in Private Equity (for both a Big 4 firm and a CF Boutique), and as an FD in an executive, non-executive and consulting capacity. I am used to understanding business drivers quickly in a variety of industry sectors, to help management teams get clarity on their vision, and devise strategy to get there; whilst managing inevitable growing pains.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Get clarity on the vision and the right strategy and tactics to get you there

Budgeting & Forecasting

Identify key business drivers and risks, and track progress in real time

Raising Funds

understand needs and optimize the mix of debt, equity and working capital

Cash flow Improvement

See around corners, saving time and money by avoiding fire fighting

Management Information

Capture the right leading and lagging indicators to make better decisions

Track Record Highlights

  • 15+ years working closely with dozens of management teams on strategy development, business planning, financial projections; and project managing deals/fundraising rounds.
  • Advised on raising a total in excess of £400m on multiple deals in practice.
  • Completed all financial modelling and assisted in VDD for secondary buy-out of a media company, raising £70m of equity and £44m of debt.
  • Worked closely with the management team of a SAAS business to rationalise; preserving VC funding whilst we revised the strategy that ultimately brought them back to profitability and growth.
  • Identified the failing part of a transport business in the Non-Profit sector, and worked with management & stakeholders to engineer a 'soft landing' into Administration; and sale to National Express.

Sector Experience

  • services
  • hospitality-tourism
  • not-for-profit, Ballet/ Transport
  • technology-media-telecoms, SAAS/ Exhibitions

What's next?

To find out how we can help you scale faster, increase cash, profit and valuation and build the business which enables you to fulfil your life's ambition, please book your 30 minute Discovery Call below...

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