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Vaughan Evans & Partners

Vaughan Evans

Vaughan Evans has been advising businesses and financiers on managing strategic risk and opportunity since the mid-1980s. 

 

He has worked across the full range of sectors and on an array of assignments in strategy, business planning and investment transactions, varying in scale from <$10 million to >$10 billion.  He is distinctly experienced in strategic due diligence, where he has worked for over 25 private equity clients on scores of transactions over the last 25+ years.

 

http://www.vaughanevansandpartners.com/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_109/IMG_0287.BU$21.06Apr09.JPGVaughan is an economist by training and after university practised as an economic consultant for 12 years, working mainly overseas on the economic and financial appraisal of investment projects, before joining Bankers Trust Co in the mid-1980s.  There he helped build Bankers Trust's leveraged buy-out business into European pre-eminence through advising his colleagues in Private Equity and Structured Finance on the strategic risks and opportunities of their transactions. 

 

He left Bankers Trust to set up Vaughan Evans & Partners in 1990 and from 1992-2002 was a senior adviser to the corporate finance practice of Arthur D Little Ltd.  There he specialised in advising corporates and financiers in managing risk and achieving value from acquisitions, alliances and strategic investments and helped grow the practice from five to 25 professionals.

 

He has an M.A. in Economics from Downing College, Cambridge, and is a Sloan Fellow with distinction at the London Business School, where he specialised in finance, business strategy, industry economics and international marketing.

 

Vaughan is a prolific author and has written eleven books, mainly on strategy and business planning.  His latest book is on public speaking and presenting.

 

His summary CV follows.

 

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                               Vaughan Evans: Summary Curriculum Vitae

Employment record

1990-          Vaughan Evans & Partners
Independent consultancy, with a network of associates, specialising in strategy, business planning and strategic due diligence - helping managers and entrepreneurs draw up backable strategies and business plans and advising corporates and financiers on managing the strategic risks and opportunities of their acquisitions, alliances and strategic investments

 

1992-2002  Arthur D Little Ltd
Senior adviser to the corporate finance practice of Arthur D Little, specialising in ensuring shareholder value gain from strategic investments, acquisitions, alliances and divestments.  Also much work in corporate and business strategy and in joint venture structuring, valuing  and formation.  Helped grow practice from 5 to 25 professionals
 
1986-90      Bankers Trust Co Ltd
Vice President and internal consultant to the European M&A and structured finance groups on the business risks and opportunities, financial forecasts and valuation ranges of major acquisitions, LBOs, MBOs and development capital transactions
 
1980-86      Independent Economic Consultant
Sub-contractor to network of consulting groups, incl. management, economic, engineering and planning, for eg World Bank projects on economic planning and project feasibility studies in the UK, South-East Asia, Caribbean and South Pacific.  

 

1974-80      Economist, DfID (then Ministry of Overseas Development)
Regional economic planning adviser, based in London then Barbados, and economist to the British Virgin Islands (VSO, 1974-76

 

Education and Qualifications

1983-84      London Business School
Sloan Fellow (now MSc) with Distinction, with course distinctions in Corporate Strategy, Finance, Business Economics, International Marketing et al 

1970-73      Cambridge University, Downing College
MA in Economics

1965-69      Shrewsbury School
‘A’ Levels in Maths (Grade A), Further Maths (A), Physics (A1)

 

Publications

 

2016: KISSTRATEGY: a Keep-It-Simple Guide on How to Build a Winning Strategy for Your Startup or Small Business, Business & Careers Press

 

2015: Stand, Speak, Deliver! How to Survive - and Thrive- in Public Speaking and Presenting, Little, Brown

 

2015: Let the Sun Shine! How Strategic Due Diligence is Key to Acquisition Success, Business & Careers Press

 

2015: The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan: How to Win Backing to Start Up or Grow Your Business, 2nd edition, FT Publishing

 

2014: 25 Need-to-Know Strategy Tools, FT Publishing

 

2014: The Standout Business Plan: Make It Irresistible--And Get the Funds You Need for Your Startup or Growing Business, with Brian Tracy, AMACOM

 

2013: The FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy: How to Use Strategic Planning to Start Up or Grow Your Business, FT Publishing

 

2012: Key Strategy Tools: The 80+ Tools for Every Manager to Build a Winning Strategy, FT Publishing

 

2011: The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan: How to Win Backing to Start Up or Grow Your Business, FT Publishing

 

2010: Backing You MBA!: How Thinking of Yourself as a Business Can Advance or Transform Your Career, Business and Careers Press

 

2009: Backing U! LITE: A Quick-Read Guide to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success, Business and Careers Press

 

2009: Backing U!: A Business-Oriented Guide to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success, Business and Careers Press

 

Memberships   Institute of Directors, Management Consultancies Association, Toastmasters International, Professional Speakers Association
Languages       French, German, Spanish, Malay (all to conversational level)
Interests           Drama, singing, speaking, debating, golf, tennis, rugby, junior football

 

 

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