Andrew McCafferty is an experienced business advisor with 20 years commercial experience of advising corporate clients on a broad range of finance, structure and strategy matters.
Andrew qualified as a CA in 1998 with KPMG and qualified as a CTA in 2001 shortly before joining DC Consulting in January 2003. Since joining DC Consulting, Andrew has advised on transactions with a combined value in excess of £150million GBP and continues to combine deal-making activity with business advisory assignments across a range of sectors including oil & gas, engineering, forestry and estates, construction, distribution and various service sectors.
A dynamic and creative CF professional, Andrew has a strong track record in creating innovative solutions and driving transactions to conclusion. Andrew maintains strong links to various funding partners in the UK and overseas.
The DC Consulting team brings together a distinctive range of skills and talents that make the company stand out from the crowd. All firmly grounded in corporate finance, the knowledge and experience of our team is a formidable force that is tailored specifically to meet the needs of each client.
Angus has been involved in the private equity market over the last 13 years as a lead advisor for a number of co-investment equity transactions. He has been instrumental in advising early stage and start-up companies on their strategy and business model to ensure their investor ready status.
Working with DC Consulting Angus delivers a wide range of services including: raising private equity and debt capital, assisting in management buy outs and buy ins, transaction support for acquisitions and disposals and acquisition and operational due diligence.
Angus uses his broad understanding of the financial and investment landscape to give companies assistance at board level and with the investment process in order for companies to implement and execute their growth plans for future exits. With DC Consulting’s portfolio of companies there has been over £140 million of returns to investors in the last 5 years alone.
Most recently Angus has been appointed as an Investment Director to Kelvin Capital Limited which is a Business Angel Syndicate.
Colin Kennedy MA, FCCA joined DC Consulting in 2011 and was appointed as a director and shareholder of DC Consulting in 2018; Colin, provides commercial strategic business support services to a range of high growth SME’s and is lead adviser on numerous corporate finance assignments including MBO, equity raise and debt funding across arrange of sectors including retail, engineering, healthcare, recruitment, fashion and brewing industry sectors.
Colin qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2012, having previously trained as an Auditor where he led audit assignments and developed key analytical, accountancy skills and commercial awareness; these key skills are very much evident when advising our clients.
John P Craig BAcc (Hons) CA, has over 20 years of experience providing corporate finance and business advisory services to a range of high growth SMEs.
Key focus is on assisting these high growth companies to secure the appropriate level of investment, whilst on a Non-Exec basis, providing advice to these and other companies on all aspects of business strategy, financial reporting and management. Specialities include preparing investor ready funding propositions and in identifying and negotiating the appropriate mix of equity, debt and grant funding. John also brings strong experience of the M&A market, inclusive of deal sourcing, project management and specialise in providing tailored financial due diligence services for these transactions. Since joining DC Consulting, John has advised on transactions with a combined value in excess of £75m across a myriad of sectors.
Prior to 2004, John spent a number of years as a Senior Audit Manager with Mazars, which assisted in developing my robust experience in the identification and implementation of financial systems and controls.
Finally, John also holds the position of non-executive Finance Director with a number of companies and assist them with their growth plans in a controlled manner, recognising the dynamic market that we operate in.
David joined DC Consulting in 2008 having trained and qualified with an independent CA firm in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. Now heading up DC’s Edinburgh office, David has a strong track record in supporting clients across a broad spectrum of assignments including helping clients to become ‘Investor Ready’ prior to guiding them through the raising of investment capital, incorporating equity, debt and grant funding.
David has specific expertise in raising grant funding, such as Regional Selective Assistance and SMART grants from the likes of Scottish Enterprise. David also adds further value to his clients in a business advisory capacity acting as Finance Advisor for a number of companies who require additional financial support following the conclusion of a successful investment round.
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Corporate Business Analyst
Alex Cargill joined DC Consulting in November 2017. Previously Alex was working in industry, focused on the Oil and Gas Industry, where he played a key role in the finance team, which assisted in developing his strong analytical and business expertise. Prior to industry, Alex has worked with two independent CA firms, both in Dundee and Aberdeen, where he developed his skills in the preparation of management/statutory accounts and corporation tax returns for various types of businesses. His drive to succeed in his chosen career is evidenced by starting accountancy training straight from school, with Alex also now training for his ACCA qualification
Alex joined an independent CA firm based in Dundee. Here he learnt the basics of accountancy and his main duties included the preparation of management/statutory accounts and corporation tax returns for various types of businesses. Alex then moved to a larger CA firm based in Aberdeen whose main clientele were associated with the Oil and Gas industry. This led to Alex taken up a role in industry with a company who provided services to the Oil and Gas industry where he played a key role in the finance department.
Alex now assists with all aspects of client work within DC Consulting including business planning, financial modelling and business advisory assignments.
Corporate Business Analyst
Dale joined DC Consulting in August 2018 as Corporate Business Analyst and will bring his strong analytical skills to all aspects of client work within DC Consulting with the aim of continuing our key ethos of providing incisive commercial business advice and corporate finance solutions to aspirational entrepreneurs and ambitious business owners.
Dale developed his strong accountancy and taxation skills whilst training as an auditor with a local firm of chartered accountants. During this time, Dale has audited and prepared statutory accounts for a wide range on industry sectors, focussing on limited companies and corporation tax returns, including detailed R&D tax credit claims, whilst also gaining experience of charities.
Prior to this, Dale studied at The University of Dundee gaining an honours degree in Business Management with Accounting & Finance.
Greta joined DC Consulting in November 2018. Having graduated with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance in 2012, Greta went on to work for a large independent firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers where she gained her ACCA qualification and acquired her key analytical and accountancy skills.
Starting out in personal tax and moving on to the business advisory role and audits, Greta worked on different types of businesses, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, covering a wide range of sectors. Here she also gained her experience in preparing statutory accounts for charitable organisations which has assisted Greta in her role as the Treasurer for the Mixed Martial Arts club in Dundee, where she also takes part in training.
Greta will utilise these key skills across all aspects of client work within DC Consulting with the aim of continuing the key ethos of providing incisive commercial business advice and corporate finance solutions to aspirational entrepreneurs and ambitious business owners.
Corporate Business Analyst
Josh joined DC Consulting in January 2021 as a Corporate Business Analyst. Prior to this, Josh worked for a large independent CA firm in Dundee after joining as a school leaver and obtaining his CA qualification after 5 years through the direct entry route.
During his time there, Josh developed a solid base of accountancy skills and knowledge from working on business advisory assignments before then moving across to audit, where he led teams on audit assignments across a wide range of commercial sectors, developing his key analytical and interpersonal skills in the process.
Like many ambitious accountants, Josh then took the decision to step away from audit in order to use his skillset to support and help companies to grow and maximise potential. In his current role at DC Consulting, Josh splits his time between business advisory services & corporate finance.