Recent Assignments:

  • Woolovers. Interim CEO for the acquisition integration assignment of this online ecommerce clothing retailer on behalf of Langholm Capital.
  • APG appointed Chief Restructuring Officer to reverse loss making £400m turnover FMCG discount retailer acquisition into a successful £bn+ turnover plc competitor. Completed in 6 months.
  • Wholesale stationery and branded toy trade supplier. APG Associates were assigned by the investors to review this business and the sector, subsequently managing the business through the administration process, due to sustained losses.
  • APG appointed Chief Restructuring Officer on behalf of £1bn turnover retailer, to advise on restructuring a loss making division involving a full review to identify the best options for the future of the business, subsequently recommending disposal, as the key elements of the business were no longer relevant in today's fashion market and further complicated by a property portfolio imbalance.

Previous History:

  • Halfords. Raised £325 million fully funded bid with Duke Street Capital.
  • Underwoods. Retail Chemist Chain plc. APG appointed MD of Underwoods plc, effecting a turnaround of the business in 12 months, raising £31m to lead an MBO and subsequently concluding a sale of the business to Boots the Chemist plc for £41m.
  • Carlton Projects. Designed and developed a pay and play golf concept for Chelsfield plc (owners of Wentworth), developed industry leading research, raised £16 million finance in Europe.
  • Homerun Video. Created start-up, designing and implementing the concept, team-building and creating 6 stores within 6 months attracting interest from Blockbuster and Kingfisher.
  • WHSmith Do It All. Alan Gaynor was a founding Director of the 180 strong chain of out of town DIY stores, as Operations Director spearheading the growth.
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