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© 2016 Xerxes Equity

WHO WE ARE

An investment vehicle focused on the creation of a market leading group of companies engaged in the Design, Manufacture and Supply of Building Products.

 

The Xerxes team are:

 

  • Passionate and hands-on with can do attitude

  • Experienced construction industry professionals with strong partnerships

  • Proven turnaround leaders with outstanding track records

  • Well known and liked with financial institutions

  • Adviser network history and understanding

TONY RICE

 

CHAIRMAN

 

Tony Rice joined the Board as Chairman in April 2014. After working in accountancy, finance and treasury roles he became a general manager at British Aerospace as MD of their Commercial Aerospace division responsible for the BAe Airbus and Regional Aircraft businesses. He subsequently was CEO of Tunstall Group, Europes leading telehealth company and subsequently CFO and the CEO of Cable and Wireless, the international telecoms company. He also chaired Alexander Mann the private equity owned HR outsource company recently sold.

JOHN COWLEY

 

CEO

 

John has been conducting turnaround projects for the last 25 years in both a corporate and private capacity. In the last 19 years John has successfully carried out a number of deals which have required significant restructuring and re-directing. These have been executed during a period of adverse economic conditions. He is well known and supported by a number of financial institutions and the advisor network. This coupled with his industry knowledge and expertise has afforded strong stakeholder returns in all of his ventures.

CRAIG CHIVERS

 

M&A DIRECTOR

 

Craig has been working in Corporate Finance for over 10 years, two years at Grant Thornton and eight years at SIG plc in their M&A and Corporate Development team. During this period he has completed over 30 transactions across the UK and mainland Europe, involving a mixture of buy side and sell side, private sales, PLC disposals, private equity, fund raising and distressed processess. Furthermore during his time at SIG, Craig was involved in a number of business development, operational and portfolio initiatives.​

BRIAN EMERSON

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR

 

Brian is a chartered accountant who has held a number of senior executive positions in the private and public sectors over a 20 year period. He was Chief Executive of Real Time Control Plc and Elektron Plc and Managing Director of Spectra-Physics Ltd, Continental Microwave Technology Ltd and Thermo Voltek Europe BV. His industry experience includes electrical engineering and industrial electrical products, high frequency electronics and components, retail software & systems and building products.

JOHN CHIVERS

 

NED

 

John has worked for SIG plc for 37 years and was instrumental in transforming the group from a family run business with a T/O of £5m to an International listed group with revenues in the region of £3bn. During his final 10 years with the group he was an Executive Director on the PLC board, the MD for the UK exteriors businesses, and laterly the Chairman of the UK Management Committee. He has an extensive network in the building products sector, experience of building businesses, integrating acquisitions, and investor/stakeholder management.