Corporate Finance Advisors to the Consumer Industries
Oghma Partners is an independent consumer sector dedicated corporate finance advisory firm. Now with a ten-strong team, offering a proven combined track record of over 100 successfully completed deals and award-winning industry research expertise, Oghma Partners is ideally positioned to ensure you meet your corporate goals. Our team includes members with extensive investment banking experienced gained in senior roles at the following banks; Barclays, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Rabobank and Robert Fleming. We combine the tool kits of the big banks with an old-fashioned focus on the client.
Mark has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. Prior to establishing Oghma Partners in 2008, Mark was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he oversaw coverage of the European Consumer Sector covering the Food, Beverage, Tobacco, Household, Retail, Media and Luxury Goods sectors. Mark also previously held positions at UBS Warburg, BZW (now CSFB) and Credit Lyonnais.
Mark has worked with a number of leading companies in the consumer industry. Prior to Oghma Partners, he worked on the IPO’s of Coca-Cola Beverages, Cantrell & Cochrane and McBride Plc (amongst others) and Rights Issue/Placing for Hillsdown Holdings and Numico. He was also broker to Unilever, Hillsdown, Cadbury, BAT, McBride, Albert Fisher and Gallagher. At Oghma Mark has worked with clients including Barclays, Big Bear Group, Cargill, Dairygold, Greencore, IDB, Innserve, Provexis, Symingtons, Revolymer and Unilever. Outside of Oghma’s direct clients Mark maintains key relationships with many of the leading players in the industry.
Previously in his career Mark has led the No.1 Extel rated Food and Tobacco Team, Mark was also the No. 1 Extel rated Household Products Analyst and has been twice voted among the top ten analysts in the City of London across all sectors of the UK stock market.
Mark has a BSc Econ from Brunel University and a PGcertAH in Architectural History from Oxford University. Mark lives in Richmond, Surrey. Married with four children, his hobbies include sailing, surfing, skiing, vintage cars and Fulham Football Club.
Tim has worked in Investment Banking for over 25 years. Prior to joining Oghma Partners in 2009 he was Head of Corporate Finance at Glitnir, the Icelandic bank, where his team was focused on the international food and consumer sectors. Tim also spent five years as a Director at Citigroup, where as part of the European Consumer Group he worked on a variety of transactions across the spectrum of Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets in the food and beverage areas. He also previously worked for HSBC Securities and NatWest Securities as an Equity Research Analyst covering the food manufacturing sector, and Robert Fleming where he again focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the food and beverage space.
Tim’s key relationships are with AAK, Cargill, DS Smith, Greencore, Kerry Group, Solina, Tate & Lyle and Unilever. He has also worked on transactions with AB Inbev/SAB Miller, Adelie Foods, Alfesca, Arla, Associated British Foods, Bakkavor, Barclays, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola Hellenic, DSM, Heineken, House of Fraser, Icelandic Group, Kraft, NBGI, Nissui, Johnson & Johnson, Northern Foods, Premier Foods, Softbox, Tetley and United Biscuits.
Tim has a BScEcon and a PhD from the University of Wales and an MSc from London Business School. He also spent four years as an officer in the Royal Marines. Tim lives near Bath with his wife and 5 children.
Tim has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Before establishing Oghma Partners with Mark Lynch, Tim was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs (1999 -07) where he worked alongside Mark covering the Food and Beverage sector. Prior to this, Tim worked at UBS, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Vickers Da Costa. He has significant experience reviewing businesses and offering advice to both investors and corporates and has been involved in many IPO’s and reviewed numerous transactions, plus he has commented widely on company strategies within the Food and Beverage Industry.
Tim has worked with companies including Albert Fisher, Hillsdown Holdings, Cadbury, Coca-Cola Beverages, Unilever and United Biscuits
Tim is married and lives in Buckinghamshire. His hobbies include cricket, wine appreciation and skiing. Tim is also a Non-Executive Director of a private property company.
Andrew has 20 years’ experience in investment banking and joined Oghma Partners in 2010. Prior to this, he was a Director in the Corporate Finance division of Glitnir, the Icelandic bank, where he focused on M&A in the food & beverage, retail and support services sectors. Before that, he was a Director in the European Consumer coverage group at Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers he was an Assistant Director in the corporate finance department of Robert Fleming, where he was a generalist working for clients in a wide range of sectors.
Andrew is a graduate of City, University of London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He is married with two children and lives in Hertfordshire.
Carolyn has 15 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. She joined Oghma Partners in April 2010, having previously worked for Virgin Holidays as Head of Strategy and Development, Glitnir (now Islandsbanki) as Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team and Rabobank as an M&A Associate. Throughout her career in M&A, Carolyn has specialised in deals in the food and beverage, retail, leisure and packaging industries with a focus on mid-market, UK and cross-border transactions.
Solina Group/ New Ivory Ltd., Lakeland Dairies/ Taste Trends Ltd., RH Amar/Mary Berry & Daughter Ltd., Cargill/Mane, Cargill/DSM, Innserve, DS Smith, Greencore, Kerry/Springthyme Oils Ltd., Virgin Holidays/ Bales Worldwide Ltd, House of Fraser PTP, Baugur Group, Eimskip, Norvik hf, Innovate, Natraceutical SA/ Braes Feed Ingredients, Danish Crown/Tulip/Flagship Foods, James Finlay Ltd./ Flamingo Holdings
Carolyn, a British/French national, graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge University (UK) with a Masters of Engineering (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering. She is married with two children and lives in London.
Caroline joined the expanding Oghma team as an analyst in 2010 and was promoted to Associate in 2011. Caroline has worked on the following transactions whilst at Oghma Partners; the purchase of Windyridge Cheese Ltd (2011); acting in a co-advisory role to Greencore on their acquisition of Uniq plc (2011); the sale of chilled meat free business Dragonfly Foods (2012); the sale of McCambridge Cake Ltd to NBGI Private Equity (2012) and the sale of the cultures and enzymes division of Cargill to DSM (2012).
Prior to this, she worked at Glitnir from January 2007 to May 2008 as an analyst in the Corporate Finance team, working on a range of projects focussing on the food industry. She subsequently took on a position at BNP Paribas working directly for the CFO.
She graduated from Durham University in 2006 with a BA in Modern European Languages, focusing on French and German.
Alex joined the Oghma Partners team in January 2013 as an analyst and was promoted to associate in 2015. He graduated from Bristol University with a MSc in Finance and Investment. Prior to this, he completed his bachelor’s in Economics at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, Moscow.
Whilst at Oghma Partners, Alex has worked on the acquisition of New Ivory Limited by Solina Group, the sale of Taste Trends to Lakeland Dairies, the sale of Cargill’s Spanish Texturising business to Mane and the sale of DS Smith’s Cool Logistics business to Pelican.
He previously worked as an Analyst in the Investment Division of a Renova Group company and also interned within the Finance Division of Troika Dialog.
Alex is bilingual in English and Russian. In his spare time he enjoys various sports, including kickboxing, football and snowboarding.
Alex joined Oghma Partners in 2014 as an analyst. Since joining Oghma Partners, Alex has been working on various disposal and acquisition processes (completion pending).
He graduated from King’s College London in 2013 with First Class Honours in Hispanic Studies and Classical Studies.
Previously he worked at JP Morgan in the UK Financial Institutions Group and UK Industrials, as well as internships with Turcan Connell Asset Management, Henderson Loggie and MacIntyre Hudson Auditing & Corporate Finance.
Alex is bilingual in English and Spanish. His hobbies include music and skiing.
Oliver joined Oghma Partners in 2016 as an analyst and since joining has been assisting in a variety of disposal and acquisition project teams (completion pending).
Previously he worked for Amplify Trading.
He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Finance.
Sandra has been involved in a variety of roles within the Corporate Finance industry for 15 years. Her focus has always been within research – and she has worked for Barcroft Partnership, Exemplas and most recently as Head of Research for Alaris Capital, where she provided a range of business information research services to assist with all aspects of company sales from a wide variety of sectors, covering detailed target company research and background sector M&A research.