• About Nick Hague

    Nick Hague

    Associate Director

    Nick is an experienced Finance and Accountancy recruiter, with over 14 years’ experience of placing high-calibre qualified and executive level professionals across London, the South East, and internationally.

    Nick now heads our Corporate Development and M&A Practice working with UK and global clients across funds and their extensive portfolios.



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    Ref: NH47738

    VP, Integration (German or French Speaker)

    £ 150,000 - £ 150,000 per year

    VP, Integration (German or French Speaker)

    London, plus European travel

    £150,000 + Benefits


    A PE backed software business on a significant buy and build programme requires their first integration lead. 

    The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the integration playbook, acting in a hands-on capacity to drive activity across all workstreams, and will play a vital role in realising synergies and value, post-acquisition.

    To apply for this position you must speak English, plus an additional European language, ideally French or German.

    Duties to include:

    • Responsible for creating and developing a best-in-class integration team and capability.
    • Development of a group wide integration playbook / framework capable of seamlessly integrating 1 acquisition per month.
    • Work collaboratively with the M&A team to support on executing due diligence and to ensure integrations are front of mind at all stages of the M&A cycle.
    • Act as lead and drive all integration workstreams across the business – Finance, HR/People, I.T, Sales, etc.
    • Chair the integration SteerCo and all integration meetings.
    • Keep the Board (including the PE sponsor) up to date with all key integration activity.
    • Drive continual improvements to integration processes and systems to ensure they are fit for purpose for the expanding group.
    • Drive continual post-integration activities to ensure ongoing realisation of synergies and value creation.
    • Act as point of contact for any integration queries / escalations.
    • Working with the COO, CFO, and CEO on a range of key projects and initiatives.

    Candidate Requirements:

    • Fluent English + additional fluent European language – Essential.
    • Highly experienced integration professional with in-house integrations experience preferred.
    • Hugely positive, personable, and engaging individual.
    • Proven ability to engage with a range of stakeholders (internal & external) and to quickly gain buy in / build rapport.
    • Prior experience of driving integration activities across all workstreams.
    • Proven problem solver.
    • The experience to pre-empt potential obstacles and avert them before they arise.
    • Prior experience integrating businesses in the lower mid to mid markets (Enterprise value of circa. £20m to £100m) - Highly desirable.
    • Prior experience integrating software or technology businesses a bonus (not essential).
    Ref: AB48614

    Permanent CFO for a digital learning services business

    £ 160,000 - £ 160,000 per year

    Role: Permanent CFO for a digital learning services business

    Salary: £160k base + bonus + equity

    Location: London




    We are currently partnered with a mid-market Private Equity fund who are looking to invest in an organisation that is focussed on organic growth journey. The business requires a first-class CFO; to drive on the next phase of growth – looking to grow to c. £5-7m EBITDA over the next few years. A good quality CEO is searching for a strategic business partner to play an instrumental role in building a robust finance function and post deal professionalisation; setting the strategy for finance and helping prepare for exit in 3-4 years.



    • The successful candidate will have experience of working in a private equity backed business in a growth setting previously.
    • Must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
    • Work closely with the CEO and significant shareholders
    • Strong leadership skills
    • M&A experience
    • Previous experience as the no.1 at a professional services business
    Ref: NH46801

    M&A Manager

    £ 100,000 - £ 100,000 per year

    M&A Manager


    Circa. £100k + Bonus.

    Location:  Scotland  

    A PE backed professional services business already engaged in a European buy and build programme needs to add to existing capabilities within M&A via the addition of an experienced M&A Manager.

    The HQ is in Scotland, but you will be offered home/flexible working, meaning that both candidates based in Scotland, and the north of England can be considered for this post.  The expectation is to be in the office twice per week as a minimum.  There will be a requirement to travel across the U.K and Europe in this post.

    The role:

    • Ultimately responsible for the execution of deals.
    • Assessing the pipeline for strategic fit/alignment to the M&A strategy.
    • Owning pricing and valuation duties.
    • All modelling and forecasting duties as required.
    • Act as point of contact for vendors, bankers, advisors, etc.
    • Take a lead role in the negotiation process.
    • Oversee the completion of all the outsourced DD workstreams.
    • Support in driving origination activities.
    • Post-completion accounting duties.
    • 100 day planning to assist in the integration of newly acquired businesses.
    • Work with the integration team as required to answer queries and ensure integrations are on track.
    • Completion of all pitch / M&A related documentation.

    Candidate background:

    • Likely ACA qualified with experience from Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, or similar.
    • Prior “in-house” corporate development experience.
    • Prior experience of executing deals in the mid / lower mid-market.
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
    • Proven ability to run multiple concurrent processes / projects.
    • Proven modeller.

    Ref: NH4701

    Senior Manager, M&A

    £ 100,000 - £ 100,000 per year

    Senior Manager, M&A.

    Circa. £100k plus Equity.

    Location:  Cambridgeshire

    Ref:  NH4701

    A private equity backed professional services business requires a Senior Manager, M&A, to assist the CFO in the execution of a buy and build strategy.

    Largely responsible for the execution and integration planning of deals, the expectation is that the position will grow and develop as the business scales.

    Duties to include:

    • Assisting in origination and outreach duties.
    • The pricing and valuation of targets.
    • Work with the CFO on all negotiations.
    • Preparation of all pitch and deal related documentation, memorandums, etc.
    • Management of the FDD process – Handled in-house for smaller deals, and outsourced for larger, more strategic ones.
    • Act as point of contact for vendors, bankers, advisors, etc.
    • Deal structuring and execution duties.
    • Post -completion accounting and reporting.
    • 100 day planning, and liaising with the integration team to ensure the swift realisation of synergies and value.
    • Assisting the CFO in a range of other key growth related initiatives.

    Candidate profile:

    • Ideally qualified with TS/CF/Deal Advisory and corporate development experience.
    • Proven ability to execute and close deals.
    • Prior exposure to deal making in the lower mid / mid-market a distinct advantage.
    • Proven ability / desire to operate in a very hands on and initially unstructured environment.
    • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

    Ref: NH42633

    M&A Manager

    £ 60,000 - £ 80,000 per year

    A leading private equity backed wealth management consolidator requires an M&A Manager to bolster the existing teams capabilities.

    With an exceptionally strong pipeline and ambitious plans for 2023, the teams new addition will assist on full cycle deal activity, and is likely to be given responsibility to run their own deals from day one.

    Ref: NH7030

    M&A Manager

    £ 95,000 - £ 120,000 per year

    An established PE backed financial services business on a significant buy and build growth strategy is seeking a new M&A Manager to bolster the M&A teams existing capabilities.

    Reporting to the M&A Director, you will lead on all aspects of the deal cycle, targeting acquisitions in the £5m to £50m EV range.

    Ref: NH40196

    M&A Director

    £125,000 + Bonus

    Backed by a leading Pan-European PE Investor, a professional services business with ambitious U.K growth plans is about to embark on a buy and build strategy.

    Ref: NH7028

    M&A Manager

    £ 85,000 - £ 120,000 per year

    An international PE backed Insurance business engaged on a significant buy and build programme.