International Independent Chairman Mike Tait

Michael Tait

Independent or interim chairman for privately held companies

Michael Tait has 23 years’ experience working as CEO, interim chairman or independent chairman in private-equity or venture capital backed businesses with extensive experience in developing businesses, turnarounds, refinancing and achieving exits.

Mike also has many years’ experience in setting up and running international subsidiaries in all the major European countries and successfully bringing overseas businesses to the UK and Europe.

Michael Tait is available to help you grow your business or recover from a difficult situation.

A Range of Services

  • Situation and business evaluations
  • Non-executive director
  • Independent chairman
  • Interim chairman
  • Turnaround leadership
  • Strategy formulation and business plans
  • Help with Board or Investor problems
  • Refinancing through private equity
  • Guidance on going international
  • Establishing and chairing UK subsidiaries for
    overseas companies
  • Mentoring subsidiary management
  • Assistance with mergers and acquisitions

An Experienced International Chairman

  • Completed assignments with leading international private equity and venture capital investors
  • Experienced in change management, corporate recovery and turnarounds as well as building businesses
  • Strong corporate background as well as mid-range companies
  • References from leading private equity houses and management
  • 30 years in leading, building and reorganising international sales and marketing operations
  • CEO and chairman experience in Computer Hardware, Software Services, Retail, Logistics, Vending, Coffee Retail, Care Homes and Insurance Services
  • Strong chairman skills for Board leadership and corporate governance
  • Available at short notice
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Strong Corporate Background

  • Unisys Corporation
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Tesco Stores
  • RHM Foods
  • Argos Stores
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Pye/Philips Industries
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Private Equity Clients

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  • Connection Capital
  • Albion Ventures
  • Milestone Capital (2 assignments)
  • Sovereign Capital (2 assignments)
  • Investec Bank
  • Electra Europe
  • Advent International (2 assignments)
  • Hambros
  • 3i (4 assignments)
  • Atlas Venture (2 assignments)
  • Aberdeen Asset
  • GIMV Belgium
  • NIB Netherlands
  • ACT Ireland
  • Shore Capital
  • Frontiers Capital

Raising business finance and capital

Brexit has caused a lot of economic uncertainty and companies are increasingly looking for more innovative ways to raise finance and capital.

Private equity and venture capital still remain an attractive route for expansion capital. Michael Tait is well connected in private equity and venture capital and can introduce you to some of his long standing trusted relationships in the sector. Michael knows which firms will be interested to invest and which will be the most suitable financing or refinancing partner for you.

Michael also has much experience of working with leading London law firms and corporate finance advisers and has worked with business loan banks such as Investec Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS.

Articles written by Michael Tait on business and Board leadership

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