Interim Chief Financial Officer

Lindsell Business Solutions has a successful track record since 1997 of providing the full time services of Philip Lindsell as Interim CFO to organisations in transition. These have included private equity backed and quoted companies together with some public sector bodies.

Interim management assignments require a rapid assessment of the critical change issues to address, developing a plan to achieve them and then managing that through to conclusion whilst maintaining core operations.


Typical key imperatives for assignments have included:


  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Restoration of financial control
  • Creating or improving banking relationships
  • Corporate Finance actions
  • Cash flow management
  • Turnaround
  • Post deal integration

Completed Interim CFO assignments have included the following key achievements:

A private equity backed MBO/MBI. Executed transition in primary commercial processes; realigned the finance team; restored finance function effectiveness; executed “exit” deal; carried out post deal integration.

A VC backed rescue. Jointly with Chief Executive wrote business plan as a basis for a rescue funding round whilst managing an operation close to insolvency. Delivered on critical rescue steps including disposal of an unwanted property lease and arranging an office refurbishment and move.

A private equity backed buyout. Negotiated working capital adjustment post acquisition; put in place entirely new banking facilities; implemented cash flow management practices.

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