Paul Smith is an exceptionally experienced corporate financier, providing specialised services including acting as the reporting accountant on IPOs, and leading financial due diligence teams reporting to private equity houses, banks and corporate entities. Paul has also acted in an advisory capacity for management in management buyouts and management buy-ins, assisting in negotiating the purchase consideration, and raising finance from banks, private equity and capital markets.
Paul has been involved in many types of business across a range of industry sectors including real estate, retail, leisure, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, IT, telecommunications, insurance, advertising and media, and business support services. His experience spans a number of jurisdictions, including Western Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, South Africa, Australia and Hong Kong.
As a member of BDO LLP’s corporate finance team for over 35 years, 29 of which as a partner, Paul has worked alongside several Beavis Morgan partners on a number of transactions including acquisitions, refinancing and IPOs in the leisure, retail and business services sectors. He retired from BDO in July 2013 and now acts in an advisory capacity to Beavis Morgan clients.