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Post-deal professionalisation for Inflexion-backed IT services business Systal


Systal were experiencing explosive growth prior to Inflexion’s investment, and with a sizeable new client contract, nearly doubled turnover overnight. This happened without a fully-fledged finance function in place. We were asked to provide experienced finance professionals to assist the business and Inflexion with reporting and commercial output.


We initially placed an experienced, hands-on interim CFO to scope out and implement the 100-day plan post-acquisition. Part of the remit entailed hiring a heavy-hitting Group Controller to build out the reporting to PE standard, as well as an experienced FP&A Director to build out budgeting, forecasting and overall business analysis.


We placed candidates into all three roles within two weeks, allowing the business to quickly professionalise its finance function whilst enabling senior management to adequately choose their long-term permanent successors.