Philip

Philip Mettam

Director

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With 8 years corporate finance and venture capital experience, Philip provides owner managed businesses with advice on the best structures and methods to achieve their aims, whether those are personal, family or company focused. 

As well as providing traditional transactional advice on M&A, MBO/MBIs, and the raising of finance, Philip also provides longer term management and board level support to achieve long term objectives linked to succession planning, wealth management and a host of other topics. 

In addition to lead advisory work Philip also manages Meridian Growth Capital LLP an early stage technology investment fund, which was voted Private Equity Firm of the Year 2018 at the Solent Deals Awards.  As part of Meridian Growth Capital, Philip has been actively involved in investments in a number of Solent businesses as well as an investment in Blis, a global pioneer in advanced location data technology that recently secured $25m of funding from SVB, Endiet Capital and Unilever Ventures.

Philip joined Meridian in Autumn 2010 on a graduate training contract supplementing his in-house training through undertaking the AAT Diploma.  He fully qualified as an accountant in 2013.

Personal statement

I have a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography and therefore have a personal interest in scientific and technology based businesses as well as those operating in the sports and leisure sector.

My career highlights include; the Management Buy-Out of China tool Projects (UK) Ltd funded by HSBC; the sale of Keysource to Styles&Wood Group Plc; the sale of CoralTree Systems to NetCracker Technology Inc.; and the sale of ProcessFlows to Konica Minolta Inc.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, playing rugby for Alresford RFC and trying to reduce my golf handicap.

Non-Executive Directorships

Current Directorships

FourTees

Diametric

Awards

Young Adviser of the Year 2018 - The Business Magazine’s Annual Solent Deals Awards

Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2018 - The Business Magazine's Annual Deals Awards

Young Adviser of the Year 2017 - The Business Magazine’s Annual Solent Deals Awards

Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2017 - The Business Magazine's Annual Deals Awards

Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2014 - The Business Magazine's Annual Solent Deals Awards

Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2013 - The Business Magazine's Annual Solent Deals Awards

History

2018-present
Director - Meridian Corporate Finance Ltd
2015-2018
Manager - Meridian Corporate Finance Ltd
2012-2015
Associate - Meridian Corporate Finance Ltd
2010-2012
Trainee Associate - Meridian Corporate Finance Ltd

Relevant deals

Without Philip’s pragmatic approach to our MBO I feel the outcome would have been very different. His broad spectrum of knowledge on both the financial and legal matters enabled us to achieve a structure that was more beneficial to the management team. Furthermore, his supportive role for Diametric didn’t end on completion. Philip also took on the responsibility of restructuring the company. This was delivered in such a timely and professional manner that we continue to call upon his services today

Graham Steele, Managing Director , Diametric Limited