Evolution Capital is proud to announce the recent appointment of Gary Smith to the Evolution Capital team as Senior Corporate Finance Advisor, Business sales and divestitures. Gary brings significant corporate finance experience to our team including strategy review, M&A and a solid financial understanding of online and technology businesses.
Prior to his career as an advisor, and spanning over 15 years, Gary has held a number of senior director roles with multi-nationals that include P&L responsibility for (quoted and private) international companies in the digital and technology marketplace. Most recently as Managing Director of an online UK technology company with group revenues exceeding £100m, where he successfully turned around the business growing profitability by 750%. Gary led the three-year value building programme and preparation for disposal, completing the transaction in 2016.
He also brings international experience of both disposals and acquisitions for technology companies in the Asia region where he held the post of Regional Chief Executive with the Saongroup. He successfully grew Saon’s Asia business from two to seven integrated subsidiary companies within five years and revenues growth over 600% during his tenure.
Nigel Cook, Managing Director, Evolution Capital added; ‘Gary’s appointment significantly strengthens our advisory team and enables us to deliver a specialist set of services to the growing vendor side of our business.’.