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Bayo Ibirogba

INDEPENDENT STRATEGIC / START-UP ADVISOR

United Kingdom

Bio Summary

M&A and strategy professional with 5 years experience across consulting firms and in corporate development (retail).

Strong focus on consumer markets (retail and consumer goods) and technology (B2B and B2C).

Key pillars of interest are (i) Consumer industries (ii) Technology (iii) Africa/ Emerging Markets - Passionate about the opportunities that lie in these intersections

Employment History

INDEPENDENT STRATEGIC / START-UP ADVISOR

July 2021 - present

●Retained by a fintech start-up to lead growth strategy following a $500k seed round (in which I participated). Currently conducting a sub-Saharan Africa market review to prioritise market entry and shape go-to-market strat ...see more

Manager

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

April 2019 - June 2021

Lead and deliver advisory projects for corporate and private equity clients – with a focus on consumer goods, retail, leisure and technology businesses. Day-to-day involved project planning, Storyboarding, thesis-testing an ...see more

Corporate Development Associate

Steinhoff International

August 2017 - December 2018

Project-manage and execute strategy, new business development and M&A projects ● Led exit assessment of a non-core European territory identifying €10m of costs associated with closing all stores and facilities. Business w ...see more

Associate Consultant

L.E.K. Consulting

September 2014 - July 2017

Lead and execute analytical modules to tackle key client business challenges ● Identified a £15bn gap for scale-up patient capital in the UK equity financing ecosystem to inform a government review. I presented findings to ...see more

Assistant Project Manager

WORLD LPG ASSOCIATION

January 2014 - August 2014

Led research into the breadth of applications for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative energy source ● Travelled frequently to Brussels to collaborate with IT contractors to structure, build and test a database ...see more

Research Intern - Downstream Oil

Wood Mackenzie

January 2012 - August 2012

● Forecasted the future of the refinery intermediate supply market. Reviewed and compared data sources, and identified key suppliers and demand centres ● Audited company’s database of transportation fuel product qualit ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

Led a global market and business plan review ahead of the corporate acquisition of a venture-backed B2B SaaS company. Sized the target’s TAM and answered key questions around exportability of its subscription management offering into new industry verticals

Industry: Technology

Topic(s): Transactions


Project Description:

Led diligence on the Chinese assets of a publicly-traded media business ahead of a private equity takeover bid. Analysed market drivers and trends to provide a critical view on the end markets, competitive environment and business plan achievability

Industry: Media, Sports & Entertainment

Topic(s): Transactions


Project Description:

Co-led a diagnosis of the stalling digital transformation programme at a FTSE 250 property company. Identified fundamental issues, delivered insights and shaped key turnaround recommendations (Including 100 day plan)

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Topic(s): Organizational Transformation

Education

Master's in Chemical Engineering Imperial College London 2013

Language Skills

English

Country Experience

France Nigeria United Kingdom

Skills

Business
Benchmarking & Best Practice, Business Case, Business Planning, Business Unit Strategy, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Growth Strategy, Strategic Management, Trends & Global Forces, Commercial Due Diligence, Corporate Venture Capital, M&A Strategy & Due Diligence, Merger & Acquisitions, Change & Implementation,

Finance
Divestitures

Industry Experience

Principal Investors
Venture Capital, Private Equity

Real Estate & Construction
Property Management