over 2 years ago by Jemini Dalal

A Successful Management Buy-Out in the Midlands


GRG Executive Search and Alantra host:

“A Successful Management Buy-Out in the Midlands”


Last Thursday, GRG Executive Search and Alantra hosted a panel event and forum, attended by many of the region’s leading finance professionals.  The event celebrated entrepreneurship in the Midlands by taking a deep-dive into Management Buy-Outs, a process increasingly popular in Birmingham businesses. 


Mark Lovett, CFO at Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), and Richard Sanders, Partner at Alantra, discussed the recent sale of ITG to Equistone Partners.  Just over a month ago, that deal won ‘Deal of the Year’ at the Midlands Dealmakers Awards.  The panel additionally considered how finance professionals could transition from corporate employment to working for an SME, and extensively discussed the present growth and opportunity in Birmingham. 


“This was a great opportunity to not only get our growing community of finance professionals together, but to take an expert look at an increasingly common process in the Midlands and share lessons from award-winning best practice.”

Matt Jones, Director - GRG Executive Search


GRG Executive Search, a sister company of Gleeson Recruitment Group, partners the region’s most promising leadership with its most exciting businesses. 

Alantra is a global advisory firm, specialising in the mid-market: with close links to private equity, they advise businesses on matters such as sales and fundraising.

ITG is a technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services, with clients including M&S, Audi and Renault. 

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAbiQ44Nyk&feature=youtu.be