Alma Consulting
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Our People

Working together we bring the best of our industry and functional expertise to every assignment. The combination of a diverse range of experience, backgrounds and personality enables us to provide an efficient, unique and complete service to our clients.

Alison Sarginson

Alison graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in Accounting and Finance) and joined Ernst & Young (EY) in audit. Alison permanently transferred to EY’s London Corporate Finance practice.
On her return to New Zealand Alison worked in Business Recovery for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alison has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing Major) at the Auckland University Business School.

Mark Heslop

Mark graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Laws Degree and practised as a lawyer for a number of years whilst returning to University to complete a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (Finance and Investment Analysis) in which he gained first class honours.
During the MBA Mark became a corporate banker and has subsequently worked for over 15 years in Investment Banking (Head, Investment Banking for five years) with the Bank of New Zealand and HSBC dealing with local and overseas transactions.

   

Principal areas of expertise:

  • Strategic, financial and operational due diligence - involving the review of a company’s business, organisational structure, financial systems, historic and financial trading results and net assets to identify commercial issues.

  • Financial modelling and forecasting – Providing companies with the ability to understand the cash flow and balance sheet implications of their trading expectations.

  • Valuation consulting – Providing independent analysis utilising DCF valuation methodology to provide well reasoned and supportable business valuations.

  • Value Based Management – Assistance in developing proactive and forward-looking management reporting systems that focus on the key drivers of value.

Principal areas of expertise:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestments – providing advice on every stage of a merger, acquisition or divestment transaction, assessing options, identification of synergies, assisting in formulating and negotiating offers through to successful completion and pre and post merger planning. Mark also assists with due diligence.

    Capital raising – advising on the optimal capital structure, and capital raising options. Deal structuring, identifying and negotiating with prospective capital providers, and closing capital raising deals.

    Valuation consulting – Providing independent analysis utilising DCF valuation methodology to provide well reasoned and supportable business valuations.


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