GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Simon Fhima

Simon Fhima
United Kingdom


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Simon Fhima



Professional Background

  • 20+ years experience as a business transformation, organisational design and process and controls specialist.
  • Senior Finance leader working at CFO board level in Private Equity and Blue-chip environments. 
  • M&A experience on transactions in excess of $1bn across multiple regions in various capacities including pre-acquisition due diligence and post acquisition integration.
  • Associate of Global PMI Partners, with a focus on post acquisition integration, operating model transformation, business restructuring, operational restructuring and value release. 
  • Chartered Accountant (CIMA, CGMA).
  • Degree in Accounting & Business Economics.

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Highly skilled at working in high pressure environments with tight deadlines.
  • Sector agnostic with experience across multiple engagements in Technology, Telecommunications, Business Services, Hospitality and Leisure, Chemicals, Retail.
  • Supports and enhances in-house capability to achieve desired outcomes without need to change internal resources.
  • Expert at leading post M&A Finance integration teams.
  • Expert at leading Process and controls maturity assessments.
  • Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and Prince 2 Practitioner.

Project Highlights

  • Led the Finance Integration on the ClientLogic / Sitel $2bn merger.
  • Led Operating Model Optimisation (people, process, technology and data) for a PE owned Business Services Business.
  • Led the Global support functions transformation and integration (Facilities, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Procurement, Operations, Sales) PE owned Business.  
  • Led the Finance Integration of the Carphone Warehouse acquisition of Onetel from Centrica.
  • Led the Finance Integration of the Carphone Warehouse acquisition of AOL UK, VarTec, Telequip.  
  • Led the Global Shared Services Integration in FTSE 100 Business.
  • Led the post merger rationalisation of Global Shared Service Centres in a US headquartered PE owned business.
  • Led the Support Functions cost benchmarking exercise for a FTSE 100 Business. 

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