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The Advisory team at Fortuna Search Ltd is recognised Internationally as a consistent provider of top quality talent. To maintain an edge over the competition we network and socialise with Managing Directors, Partners, CEO' s and Talent Partners of the leading Accountancy firms, Investment Banks, Advisory Boutiques (M&A, Restructuring, Insolvency and Due Diligence) as well as owner managed and listed Corporates. We are corporate members of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, which is the largest network of professionals involved in Corporate Finance, and have close links to R3 - The Association of Business Recovery Professionals as well as the Insolvency Practioners Association. Our Directors are also active contributors to articles in Broadsheet Newspapers (FT), Trade Journals (The Corporate Financier magazine) and recruitment publications (The Recruiter).

Our Advisory division is split into 5 distinct areas. Click on each link for more information

Corporate Finance Advisory

Our clients in this field provide advice to public and private organisations, management teams and Private Equity houses to develop and pursue strategic and transactional objectives. We place individuals into the following areas;

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lead Advisory
  • Financial Sponsor Advisory
  • Debt Advisory/Debt Restructuring
  • Valuations, Fairness Opinions and Appraisals
  • Nomads - Listing advisory, Rule 3, Reverse Takeovers
  • Infrastructure Advisory
  • Fund Placement Advisory.

Transaction Support Services

With evidence of many deals not creating lasting value for shareholders it becomes imperative that adequate support is available to organisations when undertaking a transaction. Through pre-deal evaluation, due diligence or post deal integration our clients work with Private Equity firms, Hedge funds and Corporates to identify and maximise shareholder value at every stage of the deal cycle.

We place candidates into the following areas of Transaction Advisory services;

  • Financial Due Diligence (Buy and Sell side)
  • Vendor Due Diligence
  • Commercial/Market Due Diligence
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Management Due Diligence
  • Employment, Tax and Pension Due Diligence services
  • Business Modelling
  • Transaction Modelling
  • Post Deal Services and Post Merger Integration (PMI)
  • Reporting Accountants
  • Bid Defence/Bid Support

Restructuring & Recovery

In this field we work with a select range of clients that provide expert advice to lenders, creditors, companies and individuals that find themselves in troubled financial situations.

Through the planning and implementation of restructuring and turnaround solutions their aim is to drive forward tangible improvements in the operational, financial and strategic workings of under-performing businesses, and hence create lasting sustainable value for stakeholders.

Our clients in this field include Accountancy Practices, Professional Service firms, Global Management Consultancies, Private Equity firms, Investment Banks, Restructuring and Insolvency boutiques.

We source and recruit some of the leading players in this market into the following disciplines;

  • Financial Restructuring
  • Operational Restructuring
  • Independent Business reviews
  • Turnaround Planning and Implementation
  • Distressed M&A
  • Working Capital
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Personal Insolvency
  • Accelerated M&A
  • Crisis and Stakeholder management
  • Receivables management
  • Interim leadership
  • Insurance Solutions
  • Strategic cash generation

Forensic & Dispute Services

Our clients in this field, which include major firms of accountants and a broad range of UK and international forensic boutiques, help corporations, governments, regulators, world organisations and leading law firms across the world respond effectively to the threat of fraud or the demands of a complex commercial dispute.

Our Consultants offer specialist knowledge and understanding of all areas of forensic accountancy recruitment and dispute resolution. We source candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, including accountants, MBAs, attorneys, computer forensics specialists, fraud examiners, law enforcement specialists, intelligence experts and statisticians. We work on mandates up to Partner level across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Areas covered;

  • Fraud investigations
  • Intellectual Property disputes and Investigations
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Risk management
  • Expert witness
  • Criminal defense
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
  • Matrimonial and partnership disputes
  • Regulatory and disciplinary investigations
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Business Intelligence Services
  • Business Insurance Consulting
  • Forensic Technology

Specialised Advisory

  • Competition and Economic Consulting
  • Finance and Performance management
  • Project Finance - PPP/PFI
  • Infrastructure Advisory
  • Risk Advisory

For market intelligence, advice on opportunities or information on our services please contact our Head of Advisory, Nicholas Broughton via email at