It has felt like the busiest market for many years and the number of placements that we have made and moves that we have observed fully endorse this.
There have five dominant factors to the level of moves of FDs and CFOs;
Sectors have been well represented with manufacturing taking the most dominant position as always. Tech sector comes in second place with logistics and professional services also featuring highly. Over a third of the organisations appointing new finance leaders have some level of private equity investment.
Female appointments are 21% of the total. This is slightly down on the past quarter, running at between 20 and 24% for 2021.
Interim appointments continue to stay very busy. The high demand around deal activity, restructuring and growth planning that we have throughout 2021 have been joined by a slight increase in the level of turnaround assignments.
A final comment to two of my colleagues in our CFO Network team – Joe Ingham and Gillian McBride have worked extremely hard throughout 2021 to deliver in the busy market. Pleased to see that they have both delivered their career best results in the past quarter. A superb effort by both.
In our third and final article, Paul Davies provides advice to any business considering a public listing in 2022
Sarah is one of our region’s leading female CFOs. She is passionate about what she does and is an exceptional finance professional. We were delighted when she agreed to share her journey to such a successful career.
Gareth Hague has led two listings over the past four years. Today, he shares with you his informed views on IPOs from a CFO’s perspective in Yorkshire.
London Main Market and AIM listings rose significantly in 2021 across the UK. Yorkshire was a strong part of this trend and we continue to speak to SMEs who are considering or actively planning for IPOs as their preferred exit route.
The landscape, experiences from those involved and some expert advice and considerations