The Brookes Partnership transaction support team consists of a team of qualified accountants including members of the ICAEW, ACCA and ICMA, and our group of highly experienced food and drink industry executives.
David Kappler (former CFO of Cadbury Schweppes plc) has extensive plc main board experience both in an executive and non executive capacity. Howard Green has had an extensive career in finance with Unilever plc including roles as Finance Director Unilever Latin America, Finance Director Unilever Europe and latterly as Group Financial Controller. David and Howard guide our transaction support team. Ian Kellett and Victoria Buxton are both qualified accountants with extensive food and drink industry experience covering equity research (Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein), management accounting in industry (RHM and Unigate), external audit from PWC, investment management (hedge fund) and extensive commercial due diligence experience in large, complex multibillion dollar transactions. Antony Hovanessien is a trained corporate lawyer (Clifford Chance DLA Piper) and has extensive M&A experience from Barclays and Kaupthing and has substantial corporate strategy experience in the food industry. This team is supported by the rest of The Brookes Partnership team and our wider food and drink industry network.
We conduct extensive, detailed CDD (commercial due diligence) projects for leading private equity houses in the food and drink industry (see case studies), we perform detailed investment analysis for quoted and non quoted food and drink industry investments for investment management companies, and we provide a range of accountants independent valuations, financial due diligence and other transaction support for SME re-financing transactions.