M&A advisory Dial Partners welcomes Ruby McGregor-Smith

08 April 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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London based corporate advisory and mergers & acquisitions firm Dial Partners has added Ruby McGregor-Smith to its network of senior advisors.

Andrew Taee, Chairman and Founder of Dial Partners, commented, “We are delighted that Baroness McGregor-Smith is joining our panel of senior experts. Her impressive career and advocacy for UK business will bring invaluable experience to our clients and complement the expertise of our talented team of senior practitioners.”

McGregor-Smith was nominated as a Conservative life peer in August 2015, having held a plethora of senior roles in both private and public sector organisations. Having spent a decade as the CEO of strategic outsourcing company Mitie Group, she also became Chair of the CBI’s Public Services Sector Board, and spent seven years as a UK Trade Ambassador for the Department of Trade and Industry.

M&A advisory Dial Partners welcomes Ruby McGregor-Smith

She is currently President of the British Chambers of Commerce, a position she was nominated to in 2020, and previously served as Chair of the Women’s Business Council from 2012 to 2016.

Reflecting on the latest chapter in her career, McGregor-Smith said, “Andrew and the team have firmly established Dial Partners’ reputation as a trusted advisor to a wide range of businesses. I am pleased to be joining the firm at a time when the need for high-quality and experience-driven senior counsel is in demand from UK and international companies looking to navigate complex challenges and capitalise on growth opportunities.”

In the role of senior advisor, she will contribute to Dial Partners’ growth through business development and strategic counsel across the firm’s corporate advisory.

Founded in 2009, Dial Partners is active in many sectors, including aerospace & defence, industrials, and TMT. Recent transactions on which it has advised include the sale of US-based industrial equipment business Blastrac to the Husqvarna Group; the acquisition by private equity firm EMK of Williams Advanced Engineering from Williams Formula 1; the investment by SCP Neptune International in Vivino, the world’s leading online wine marketplace; and the acquisition by Shanghai-listed CIH of special effects business Framestore.