03 June 2020
Alex Patey, Lead Advisory Director
Spectrum Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that Alex Patey has recently joined the team as a Lead Advisory Director, based in London.
Previously a Director at BDO, Alex is an experienced Corporate Finance professional advising entrepreneurs, large corporates, and private equity investors on M&A transactions, company disposals, strategy and fund-raising projects.
In his role at Spectrum, Alex will use his extensive network of contacts, both corporate and private equity, to drive deal origination and support buyer identification. Alex will take a leading role on transactions, working with the key stakeholders on project strategy and managing the process through to completion.
Alex qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO in 2012, whilst working with the firm as a Corporate Finance Executive. In 2013 Alex joined Clearwater International as an Assistant Director and took a leading role on deal collaborations between member firms in their global network, before re-joining BDO as a Director focused on the Lifestyle and Wellbeing sector – one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK.
During his career Alex has completed an extensive list of transactions including advising toy store giant ‘The Entertainer’ on the acquisition of the Early Learning Centre from Mothercare PLC; buyside advice to Inflexion on the acquisition of global medical data leader Pharmaspectra; adviser to the stakeholders of Gymbox on BGF’s investment into the business; the sale of ‘On The Go Tours’ to Alcuin PE; and the sale of Olivia Burton to Movada Inc.
Alex’s appointment at Spectrum adds to their seven hires in the past ten months, including six new recruits in London bringing the Spectrum team headcount to 29 industry professionals. Spectrum continues to invest in London, adding to both the Lead and Debt advisory teams as well as the specialist research hub.
Commenting on his recent appointment Alex said, “I’m thrilled to start working with the team at Spectrum. The opportunity to help further build the business on the back of their incredible track record and reputation is exciting. Along with the rest of the Spectrum team and Managing Directors I’m looking forward to us continuing to provide clients with the best possible expertise and helping them get deals done.”
Mark Farlow, Managing Director of Spectrum commented, “We are delighted to welcome Alex to the team as we continue to expand our London offering. Alex is an experienced and senior adviser with an excellent track record for completing transactions, particularly in the fast-growing lifestyle and wellbeing sector space. He is well known amongst the private equity community and his extensive industry knowledge and transaction experience will be of huge benefit to our clients.”