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Laurence Whitehead
Laurence Whitehead

Laurence Whitehead


Corporate Finance and M&A Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP

Laurence is the senior partner in the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of M&A award events over recent years, including the Insider Dealmaker Awards, The Game Changer Awards, The Corporate International Global Awards, The British Accountancy Corporate Finance Awards, The M&A Finance Awards, The Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards and the AI Corporate Finance Awards. Laurence has also been awarded the CF designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise.

He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute. During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team.

Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning. He read Russian and German at university.

He is married with two sons. In his spare time, Laurence enjoys football, tennis, skiing, the beach and keeping fit. He was vice-chair for three years of the inaugural Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters’ Committee.

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