Day 1 - M&A tech in troubled times
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Stuart leads the global growth strategy for Ansarada. Prior to Ansarada, Stuart was the Founder and CEO of thedocyard. In December 2020 thedocyard merged with Ansarada to form the world's leading information governance platform.
Prior to founding thedocyard Stuart was a corporate lawyer. He practiced both as a partner at an Australian law firm and acted as a senior in house counsel with the Tesco Group in London.
In private practice Stuart acted for a variety of large private and listed corporate clients, primarily on M&A and transactional matters. His focus at Tesco was on both corporate and commercial transactions. This deep experience both on advisor and client side uniquely positions him to fulfil Ansarada’s mission to help businesses safeguard their critical information so they can execute their most critical business events.
Julie leads a diverse team of 10,000 EY professionals, plus a family of four from her base in London. With her heart in design and head in finance, she has literally been the architect of her own career, having previously run her own design consulting and construction business in Australia prior to joining EY in 2003.
Julie never shies away from a challenge –professionally and personally. During her EY career and 20+ years as deal advisor, she has helped clients through their most challenging and complex capital strategies across a range of sectors including power and utilities,financial services, industrial and consumer products, infrastructure and government sectors.
Outside of EY Julie has recently taken part in The Clipper Race – described as an endurance test like no other – joining the crew for a month on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht as part of a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world.
Passionate about building a better world for the next generation, Julie actively supports charities working in developing countries, enhancing education to realise equality for all, and sharing her business experience by coaching and investing in diverse entrepreneurs.
Iain has over 20 years of experience in leading corporate finance transactions for clients. Providing innovative solutions to the business finance sector, Iain has worked within a range of sectors on diverse projects delivering strategic advice on mergers, acquisitions, management buyouts, finance-raising and disposals.
Iain has led a Buy and Build for Suez, acquiring six companies in an 18 month period, driving scale in the water testing and laboratories market.
Recent transactions include four technology SAAS transactions, an MBO for Sparkol to create a platform in the video editing market, a Series A fundraise for Cybsafe to scale up in the cyber security training market, a fundriase for Conversity in the guided buying market and the sale of ResponseSource to Access Intelligence plc.
Charlie Taylor-Kroll is a reporter for Mergermarket and its affiliated publications Dealreporter, Activist monitor and PaRR. His reporting focuses on the telecoms, media and technology sectors, including scoops on megadeals such as Takeaway.com’s acquisition of Just Eat, Inmarsat’s take-private buyout by Apax and Worldline’smerger with Ingenico.
Originally from Devon, he graduated from Durham University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before working for The Daily Telegraph as a business and economics journalist