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Financial Services expert, Mike Smith, joins Bain & Company’s European Private Equity practice

Mike Smith, an expert in financial services and private equity, has joined Bain & Company as a partner in the firm’s Private Equity practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is based in Bain & Company’s London office.

  • November 06, 2018
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Press release

Financial Services expert, Mike Smith, joins Bain & Company’s European Private Equity practice

London – 6 Nov. 2018 – Mike Smith, an expert in financial services and private equity, has joined Bain & Company as a partner in the firm’s Private Equity practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is based in Bain & Company’s London office.

Mike, who has more than 20 years of management consulting expertise, has led teams through the various stages of the investment lifecycle. He is an expert in value creation execution, investment strategy, due diligence, transaction strategy and structuring, consortium management, post-merger integration, and IPOs.

In his new role, Mike will focus on broadening Bain & Company’s expertise within the financial services ecosystem, with a particular emphasis on due diligences and post-acquisitions. He will expand the firm’s capabilities in wholesale markets and deepen its work with private equity funds, including tapping into his prior experience to grow the business across both large-cap and mid-market private equity clients.

“Mike is an integral part of the firm’s growing Private Equity team,” said Christophe De Vusser, head of Bain & Company’s Private Equity practice in EMEA. “His extensive experience in investment and value creation strategy along with his focus on results will be an asset to our clients across the region. He will also play a key role in helping us build our financial services team in private equity, a growing sector of interest for many private equity investors.”

In addition to the financial services industry, Mike has worked with a wide range of blue-chip corporate clients and private equity funds in the technology, information services, business services, and infrastructure sectors.

“Bain & Company is widely recognized as the leading advisory firm to the private equity sector,” said Mr. Smith. “I’m excited to join such a well-known, well-regarded team and look forward to helping our clients be successful across a wider range of transaction and strategic themes.”

Prior to joining Bain & Company in 2018, Mike was a partner with Oliver Wyman in London.

He received his degree in manufacturing engineering (MET) from the University of Cambridge.

Editor's Note: To arrange an interview, contact Dan Pinkney at dan.pinkney@bain.com or +1 646 562 8102

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