"Preparing our client for a significant Private Equity cash out transaction meant that we needed to identify and recruit a new Managing Director to reassure the investors and banks, plus allow our client to have a planned route to retirement from the company.
The scope was especially difficult because the perfect candidate needed to be able to span international marketing/sales, engineering, R&D, overseas export and Far East contract manufacturing - a tough list to fill in one individual – and we only had a few weeks available.
Not only did Ford Hastings find one, they actually found three top candidates, one of whom was taken on as Managing Director and one other as a senior marketing consultant. The result was that the Private Equity backers were much more comfortable, the transaction could proceed as planned and the business is well set to accelerate its growth post deal."
- Julian Coy - MD at KBS Corporate Finance