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smart analysis & articulation

Oakhall is a specialist and unique firm of consultants that brings big-company corporate development rigour to your organisation, backed by our many years of equity analyst experience at major investment banks.

Put simply, we make executive teams look great.

Founded by top-ranked investment bank equity analysts, we bring that analysis and articulation expertise in-house.

Can we quantify your strategy? Contact us to arrange a meeting.

Latest insights

Cash flow for entrepreneurs part 1 – profit vs cash

Most start-ups fail, and the second most commonly cited reason for failure is running out of cash. One reason for this is that while it is easy to project losses and, hopefully, future profits, it is not so trivial to calculate cash flow. And cash flow us usually (but not always) worse than accounting loss […]

Cash flow for entrepreneurs part II – raising vs generating cash

In your dealings with potential investors it’s important to differentiate between the cash you have raised so far from shareholders, and the cash generated (or initially consumed) by the business. PREVIOUS     NEXT

How we work

We very much work as part of your team usually on a retained basis.

We work closely with your advisors – broker, M&A advisor, PR company, and in the case of private companies with your institutional PE or VC shareholders.

Internally we improve internal efficiency and decision making and help unify understanding of the strategy. We cut through sea of data and reports that clog up the monthly finance cycle and help clarify and make time to look forward. Externally we enable executives to take control of investor relationships, edit or script results meetings, and keep boards appraised of shareholder sentiment.

Some of our clients

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    "Thanks for your hard work and invaluable contribution. The response we are seeing from analysts and investors speaks volumes about the quality of the analysis and presentation that went into this."

    Brian McArthur-Muscroft, CFO Paysafe PLC
  • "Oakhall brings intellectual rigour and more importantly, firm opinions to all our work together. I value and trust their opinions which are based on experience as well as the analysis of our business and marketplace. They also make a valuable contribution towards how we communicate to customers and other stakeholders and I like them immensely."

    Martina King, CEO, Featurespace
  • Andrew is my go-to guy for informed guidance on current investor and analyst thinking on financial reporting and disclosure issues. Ultimately, I want my company's financial reports to be informative and helpful for shareholders and other readers; Andrew helps me get there.

    CFO, AIM listed technology company

What we do

  • Make you look good

    We bring big-company standards and rigour to your interactions with stakeholders including investors and advisors.

  • Make decisions based on data

    Too many projects lack the financial analysis and articulation to bring stakeholders over the line.

  • Bring in an independent view point

    Bringing an informed outside opinion can help refresh strategy and disclosure in a way that brings in new investors and opens up news ways to track your business.

About us

Andrew Griffin Managing Partner

Andrew worked as a top-ranked equity analyst in the engineering, industrials and technology sector from 1993 to 2011, and then worked in corporate development and investor relations before founding Oakhall.

He spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch, where he was Managing Director of the European technology research team. The role took him across Europe, Asia, and North America, speaking at conferences and advising investors and companies.

He then moved into industry, working for mobile software company Monitise. Initially Director of Market Intelligence, he later became Senior Vice President of Industry And Investor Relations. Key projects in this role included two large institutional equity funding rounds totalling over £200m, and one strategic partner round of £50m.

Andrew holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Tech London Advocates.