Michael Connole In 60 Seconds

Michael has over 25 years experience in senior financial roles in both public and private groups. He has significant experience in corporate transactions (both buy & sell) and since joining The FD Centre, he has helped clients with successful exits, the strategic direction of their businesses, raising debt, manage cashflow and restructure their finance departments.

Specialist Skills

Exit Planning

Preparation of business for exit. Trade sales to other industry players

Cash flow Improvement

Concentration on credit control, invoice financing

Strategic Thinker

Root and branch review of business objectives


Business partner, confidante and sounding board for business owners

M&A Specialist

Experience of due diligence on both buy and sell side

Track Record Highlights

  • Restructured the finance function for a £35m turnover business with hiring of new finance controller and installation of finance system
  • Led successful exits for 2 clients with trade sales to competitors in both cases and achieved higher than expected exit prices
  • Raised debt finance for a number of clients, managed banking relationship and restructured debt for another client.
  • Carried out a full strategic review for a light manufacturing business which led to a new 3 year plan and change in management team
  • Carried out a detailed business risk review for a client which led to a fuller appreciation of risks existing in the business and a range of mitigating actions taken

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms Music, radio broadcasting, TV production, Book publishing, advertising
  • retail-consumer-products Food retail
  • services Consulting/professional services
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Light Manufacture - modular buildings
  • hospitality-tourism Supply of recyclable products to catering trade
  • not-for-profit Charity Trustee and Finance Committee Chair

What's next?

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