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The transactional professionals are responsible for the origination, evaluation and execution of transactions.
The involves undertaking sector research and identifying potential investment opportunities, conducting detailed and rigorous due diligence, arranging the financing of the transaction and making recommendations to the General Partners with regard to potential investments.
This team will also work closely with portfolio businesses post acquisition, applying the Terra Firma value levers looking at accretive M&A opportunities, they are also involved during the investment life cycle with regard to re-financings and exits.
Prior to acquisition, Terra Firma’s operational professionals are involved in the assessment of a target opportunity, the development of the business plan, the assessment of the management team and the preparation of the 100 day plan.
On acquisition, our team of operators work in the business rapidly implementing Terra Firma’s 100 day transition plan, cementing the long term strategy and if necessary providing immediate executive assistance.
Once the executive management team is vigorously pursuing the new strategy, the Terra Firma operational team is scaled back.
At this phase oversight is provided by the portfolio management team who ensure consistent contact with different levels of management and constantly evaluate performance of the investment, the management team and the strategy.
The Finance team are responsible for the corporate and fund finance and reporting for Terra Firma.
This team assist in minimising interest rate and currency risks, and monitor bank deposit counterparty risk on an ongoing basis by reviewing the information for all portfolio businesses on an aggregated basis.
This team produce the quarterly investor reports for each Fund/investment and are involved in the annual valuation process.
This team consists of qualified accountants with various levels of experience.
The Human Resources team are responsible for managing the recruitment process for all positions within the company including scheduling interviews, ability and psyschometric testing, issuing contracts of employment and conducting pre-employment checks on potential hires.
For existing employee’s they have responsibility for sourcing training courses, and arranging appropriate training and development, managing the annual performance and compensation reviews, plus all elements of reward - managing the employee benefit programmes and ensuring all staff are paid correctly each month.
The Investor Relations team are a pivotal part of Terra Firma, with responsibility for ensuring that investors are provided with timely and accurate information, and involvement in the coordination and raising of funds.
The team compromise coverage officers with specific geographic responsibilities, and a central hub who coordinate investor roadshows, quarterly calls and the annual investor conference.
The IT and Facilities department are responsible for the office infrastructure and services, which spans from maintenance to travel providers, and for providing a full IT service to all Terra Firma staff.
This involves 1st – 3rd line roles, including desktop support, project management, bespoke application support and the network and storage engineers.
The legal team provide key legal guidance and leadership both internally within Terra Firma and with external legal advisors used by Terra Firma and our Portfolio Businesses.
The team work closely with the Transactional team to provide legal input on transactions, including M&A, flotations, reconstructions, secondary offerings and other complex corporate transactions, as well as supporting the acquisition of a company through the due diligence process and supporting the arrangement of financing.
The team track UK and European legislative and regulatory developments, initiating and developing legal risk controls and processes, and work with other areas of Terra Firma to provide advice as to the legal impact of business initiatives.
The administrative and secretarial team provides both clerical and administrative support to all members of the company.
Their role plays a vital part in the administration and smooth-running of the office.
They are often responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of office procedures, travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, diary management, arranging in-house and external events and dealing with telephone and email enquiries.