Operating Partner

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Operating Partner

Expertise

Andy is a qualified chartered accountant who has spent 17 years in corporate finance/private equity and 5 years being a founder partner and building a fast-growing e-commerce business that is currently expanding overseas.

Andy is a one of the rare breed who has made the successful transformation from working on the services side, through his corporate finance/private equity background, to working on the executive side. This enables a rounded understanding of ALL stakeholders in a funded business. This is an invaluable insight, coupled with the vast amount of businesses Andy has appraised in his corporate finance and private equity career – enabling a quick and accurate appraisal of where a business is, where it needs to go, and most importantly, how that plan is executed.

Andy is incredibly energetic, hungry with a strong desire to succeed in any business he supports.

Experience Highlights

Previous Key Experience

  • PWC (Audit)
  • KPMG (Corporate Finance)
  • Investment Manager – Baird Capital (Private Equity) – and various Non-Executive Director Roles
  • Investment Director – Barclays Ventures (Private Equity) – and various Non-Executive Director Roles

Current Key Experience

  • COO of Ecomnova Ltd (Gifting E-commerce Business)

Key areas of expertise

  • Generating partner level fee income in first year of Corporate Finance as a Corporate Finance Manager
  • Backing management team who had just lost 20% of their business at the time of the Woolworths demise in 2008, re-Investing additional capital in the business to “fill the hole”, leading negotiations with largest creditor (Disney Inc) and successfully selling to a strategic US based business 18months later.
  • Launching an e-commerce business, driving Year on Year growth of 100%+ with 4 funding rounds and only 1 equity dilution

Sector Knowledge

  • E-commerce
  • Business Services
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Travel
  • Food and Drink
  • Technology

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com