Priyesh Dhana

CFA, CA (NZ)

Deal Advisory Manager

“I work with clients to facilitate growth through M&A and fundraising. It is rewarding to execute complex processes that can generate significant value.”

I work closely with clients, building relationships and obtaining a robust understanding of their businesses, to deliver outcomes that enhance value. 

As a Deal Advisory Manager, I oversee the buy- and sell- side processes of business acquisitions and support businesses in securing funding for growth and development. These tasks can often be time-consuming and overwhelming for business owners; by managing these processes, my clients have the time to remain focused on the day-to-day operations of their business.

Additionally, I provide clients with pre-sale planning support to ensure that businesses are in the most favourable condition prior to a transaction. This enhances saleability while maximising exit value potential. 

If you’re interested… 
I am originally from New Zealand and graduated from the University of Auckland with two Bachelor’s degrees, Commerce and Property, in 2012. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2016 and became a CFA Charterholder in 2017.

Whilst in New Zealand, I worked on a number of deals across a range of sectors, including food & beverage, facilities management, and industrial supplies. Since moving to London, much of my work has focused on deals within the e-commerce and leisure sectors. Recently, I was involved in managing the buy-and-build strategy for a reputable e-commerce operator, helping to add value by accelerating the expansion of my client’s business.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
In May 2018, I moved from New Zealand to the other side of the world, on my own, with nowhere to live and no job lined up. 

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? 
Serena Williams. She has overcome adversity to become one of the greatest athletes and icons of the modern era.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 
Teleportation. It’s efficient, free and environmentally friendly.

Who inspires you? 
Nelson Mandela. He sacrificed without exception – his career, family and freedom - to bring about change that will benefit generations to come.