Gary McGaghey is a world-renowned private equities expert and a Globally experienced CFO. He is the current Group CFO at Williams Lee Tag based in London, UK. This is McGaghey’s most recent role and is clocking to almost two years.
In this role, Gary McGaghey has been credited with driving positive transformation as well as visible value creation for the giant firm. Williams Lee Tag is a global end-to-end marketing production services group owned by PE Group, Advent International.
Before joining Williams Lee Tag, McGaghey was the Group CFO for Nelsons Group for a little over two years. Here, he was tasked with all matters tax, finance, treasury, risk, governance, among other high profile duties.
His longest-serving career was at Unilever. He worked cumulatively for a decade and a half in various capacities as a CFO, Vice President, Interim CEO, and Global M&A director.
In these roles, McGaghey undertook full financial, operational, governance, and strategic partnership responsibilities that steered effective collaborations between key stakeholders in the global giant.
He was also a lead player in defining the right investment strategy to sustain the Unilever-PepsiCo Global joint venture profit growth.
McGaghey has made several global presentations including Deloitte Annual Shared Services in 2014 that saw him earn international acclaim.
He has also received multiple endorsements from Financial Reporting experts across the world, along with endorsements from former Unilever colleagues.
According to Gary McGaghey PE expert analysis, there seems to be a surge in PE activity picking up from the 2020 momentum.
Since the onset of 2021, private equity (PE) volumes have increasingly demonstrated an upward trend. Within the first five months alone, a total of 2,346 PE deals were closed.
But what triggered the uptick?
Historically low interest rates coupled with record-high fundraising levels have resulted in notable market tailwinds in the first half of 2021. The greatest beneficiary being PE firms.
The rampant mushrooming of new PE funds has also largely contributed to the latest uptick. Experienced PE professionals are increasingly setting up new PE funds from already existing ones. The outcome is a rise in transferrable capital in the market.