Colin Hopkins


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Colin Hopkins

Professional Background

  • 10 years carrying out theoretical research in computing and Artificial Intelligence (awarded a PhD)
  • 15 years in telecomm infrastructure planning and delivery
  • 10 years in telecommunications M&A strategy, planning and execution including target selection, due diligence, integration planning and benefit delivery
  • 5 years as owner/Partner at Beyond the Deal LLP managing multiple cross-border M&A projects in pharmaceuticals,
  • Currently supporting an international mobile security payments based in Paris on improving their M&A capability

M&A Expertise

  • M&A pre-deal planning and execution
  • Strategy & Business development
  • M&S planning and execution
  • M&A negotiation
  • PMI, Post Merger Integration
  • Portfolio development projects
  • Integration recovery
  • M&A Communications

Project Highlights

  • Led synergy identification and integration programme management planning for the B.WIN/PartyGaming merger. In addition, developed a cultural review of both entities in support of a major communication and change programme
  • Integration lead for the acquisition of telecommunications data centre facilities (I.Net Milan) into BT Italia
  • M&A, integration and integration workshops at GSK, Lisi Aerospace, Wood Group, Centrica, Novartis, Gemalto
  • Integration lead for the acquisition of German Teleco Professional Services provider (Stemmer) and merger into BT
  • Developed and led an integration recovery programme for a major international speciality paper manufacturer
  • Developed an improved M&A methodology for Novartis and GSK
  • Managed pre-deal programme for the acquisition of Swiftair by ASL aviation in Spain & Ireland
  • Developed and refined M&A integration methodologies on behalf of BT, Novartis and other multinationals across sectors.