As a Managing Director at Spectrum, Clive brings his in depth commercial experience to bear on mandates, ensuring that companies are presented to market at the right time, and in the best way.
Clive qualified with Ernst & Young in 1989 and joined the newly formed Corporate Finance team in the Southampton office at this time. In 1997 he founded DHD Corporate Finance with Simon Davies and Harry Dhand from offices in Southampton. The business grew rapidly and established a second office in Reading in 1999 before being sold in 2001 to Tenon Group plc.
Clive left Tenon Group in 2004 to join the Land of Leather management buy-out back by US Private Equity firm SB Capital. As CFO he led the business through growth from £100m turnover to £240m turnover in four years and floated the company on the Full List in 2005. He subsequently joined Allied Carpets in 2009 as acting CFO to see the newly restructured business through its first-year post acquisition by its new private equity owners, Hilco UK.
Clive has completed some of the region’s most significant transactions including the disposals of ICS Cool Energy, Finders Keepers, Robert Dyas, Jobsite, Land of Leather, Serco Learning, Create Health and The Training Room.
Out of working hours, Clive enjoys tennis, golf and football (time and energy permitting!) as well as spending time with his family.
“We met Clive from Spectrum and immediately realised that he was a consummate professional who instantly recognised the ethical dimension of the work we were doing and why it was important to make "Natural and Mild IVF" widely available. Clive took us painlessly through the complex process of securing private equity funding. We will always be grateful to them for their time and expertise in completing this deal in a remarkably short period of time.”Professor Geeta Nargund, CEO and Owner, Create Health Limited
FINALIST - UK CORPORATE FINANCE HOUSE OF THE YEAR
WINNER - SIMON DAVIES - CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER - IAN MILNE - DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR
WINNER - DEAL OF THE YEAR
WINNER - PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR