Corporate Finance Director | Chelmsford
Mark Brooks heads up our Corporate Finance Team. Working alongside his internal colleagues and network of contacts, he provides solutions for new and existing clients looking to achieve their aims and objectives in significant and complex event-driven transactions.
Within the Corporate Finance Team, Mark specialises in four key areas:
- Deal origination – identifying targets for clients looking to grow via acquisition, or identifying potential buyers of clients businesses and negotiating terms for a deal to be agreed
- Transaction support – helping our clients through all stages of a merger, sale or purchase of a business. This includes supporting detailed due diligence request or reports, advising on deal structures, tax implications or producing and reviewing completion or earn-out accounts
- Business valuation – providing commercial valuations of businesses for a variety of purposes
- Supporting in the raising of debt/equity finance – supporting clients to raise funds for a transaction, major asset purchase or to fund future growth, working with them to secure cost effective and appropriate funding either through debt or equity.
Mark is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI). His background in running a mixed accounting and audit portfolio, alongside spending time in different departments whilst train at Rickard Luckin, allows for an understanding of the many challenges of running a business. This allows him to provide pragmatic, professional and practical advice aimed towards achieving positive results.
Seeing clients achieve positive results on completing a transaction, finding a funding solution or progressing with their own retirement planning provides Mark with a passion to deliver results, taking great pride in finding real world solutions. Knowing that these decisions can be some of the most important in our client’s business lives is not to be underestimated, so taking the time to understand the real drivers for our client’s decision making allows Mark to help them meet their goals.
Mark encourages all clients he works with to consider their medium and long-term goals and how they will achieve these. The sooner the ‘bigger picture’ questions can be understood, the sooner plans can be put in place to move towards them. By encouraging clients to put in place plans that can be measured and monitored, it is often that these can be achieved sooner than anticipated.
Outside of work, Mark is an avid fan of all things automotive or sport, combining both with his passion for F1. Mark is still known to pull on his boots playing football at weekends - having now achieved veteran status this is somewhat easier to manage! When not watching or playing sport Mark spends time with his young family.