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Craig Rattray is an experienced Scottish Chartered Accountant with a unique blend of skills developed in private equity investment management, financial strategy and control roles, and corporate finance.
Craig qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 with one of the top international accounting firms. Following a broad cross section of experience encompassing many different sectors, Craig specialised in corporate finance work.
Subsequently Craig worked for three different private equity/venture capital companies during a six year period, and was responsible for many successful investments and working closely with investee companies to improve profitability, cashflow and shareholder value.
A period of industrial financial management experience where Craig worked for a New York Stock Exchange listed company followed, and it was during this role that Craig gained significant insight into turnaround and financial management roles.
As a result of this experience, Craig established a highly successful corporate development partnership with a former colleague, and spent the next six years working with many Owner Managed Businesses at various stages of their development. The size of company ranged from start-up university "spin out" to international businesses with significant turnover and profitability. It was during this period that Craig developed the Strategy/Management/Finance model operated by CR Corporate Solutions.
Craig left the successful partnership to become full-time consultant to a British Virgin Island's based group of companies focusing on investment in commercial and industrial property (target €1 billion). The role combined that of Group Finance Director and Corporate Finance Director. Following completion of the investment programme, Craig was approached to join a struggling transport and logistics group as Group Finance Director and a key part of the new management team.
Part of the role was to assist in the growth of the group both organically and by acquisition, and to return the group to profitable trading. Various key outcomes and successes were achieved in the short time involved.
Prior to establishing CR Corporate Solutions, Craig was director of a successful business management and corporate finance boutique. During this time, Craig was involved in a variety of roles including finance raising exercises, acquisitions, succession planning and implementation, turnarounds and reconstructions/refinancings and general financial management roles.
CR Corporate Solutions was established by Craig Rattray in response to a perceived gap in the market providing quality advice to companies, and an increasing requirement for advice outwith the core management team's skills.
Founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and sound commercial business sense, CR Corporate Solutions aims to provide "More than Business advice", by providing flexible hands-on support and innovative yet practical solutions.
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for a range of business activities.
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