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Private Equity Newsletter Delville Management October 2018

Posté par : Anne-Lise Belleut
Catégorie : Newsletter

October 2018


Delville Experts

Colin Leisk
Partner & Director
Colin leads supply chain transformation and restructuring assignments for Delville Management internationally. An interim manager since 2006, he first joined Delville in 2013 to help establish the Firm in London. Prior to that Colin held positions as MD of Alvarez & Marsal, as director of two international businesses at IBM and as partner of the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, following 10 years in operational roles in industry. He qualified as an engineer at Cambridge and Southampton and holds an MBA from Cranfield.
James Patterson
Private Equity coverage
James joined Delville Management in 2017 after 12 years in investment banking, predominantly with Macquarie Group. He has worked as a Director in M&A, leveraged finance and structured finance across multiple sectors. James sat on the Investment Committee of Amerra Capital Management, a private equity and structured commodity finance fund manager for 4 years. He has Commerce and Economics degrees from the University of Queensland.



Delville News


Brand-new identity 120+


Delville Management is proud to present you its brand-new look, which embodies our commitment, our team spirit, our reactiveness and our high professional standards.

To find out more, visit our new website:


We have moved!
We are happy to announce our new location:
16 St Martin’s Le Grand, London EC1A 4EN.
Ideally located in the centre of London near St Paul’s Cathedral.




Tony Evans, Director of the UK’s Institute for Interim Management, has successfully led 15 interim management assignments after spending 20 years in various corporate roles. Delville Management met with Tony to revisit his most memorable experiences and the challenges he met as an interim manager.

“Interim management is a bit like peeling an onion, you take a layer off and then there’s another layer, and another and another, until you get to the heart of the matter. When you strip the layers off and resolve the issues attached to each layer, you manage to produce something worthwhile.”

Read the full interview

Didier Wakin, a certified Lean Expert with thirty years of supply chain and transformation experience, has built on a combination of practical knowhow and commercial savvy to become an asset to Delville’s pool of highly skilled interim managers.

“I feel that Delville really know who I am, they really know who could be interested in me and they do the match.”
“The best way to calm down employees in a crisis is by instilling confidence in them – confidence in you, their boss, confidence in the business and confidence in themselves – by getting them involved and engaged again with the work they’re doing.”

Read the full interview


Case Studies

E-commerce Retail Sector
Performance improvement
Context: Departure of the Logistics Director at a critical juncture of the turnaround plan in a sensitive industrial relations climate.

Read the whole story here

Plastics Sector
Merging procurement across 5 companies
Context: Merger of 5 companies in the portfolio of a private equity fund to create the leader in plastic packaging.

Read the whole story here



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