He brings more than 10 years of transaction advisory and business advisory experience having worked on projects in a broad range of sectors including consumer goods and retail, distribution and logistics, building materials, engineering, manufacturing, oil and gas and infrastructure.
Mr. Gater has worked on projects across Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America and has experience of building and reviewing financial models for a number of purposes including M&A activity, appraisal of cost saving initiatives and major capital expenditure.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Gater spent three years on the M&A team of Travis Perkins Plc and four years with KPMG on their transaction services team. His time at KPMG included twelve months in London and three years in Melbourne. Whilst with KPMG Mr. Gater spent three months on secondment to KPMG’s advisory team in Jakarta and four months on secondment to the corporate development team of Weir Group Plc.
Notable transactions include the carve outs of a packaging business with major operations in China from a Singapore listed conglomerate, a precision engineered components business from a Singapore listed conglomerate, delisting of a Pan Asian Singapore listed precision engineering business, conducting buy-side Due Diligence in relation to the acquisition of a chain of pizza restaurants in China and vendor due diligence for the sale of a Singapore/China based consumer electronics manufacturer.
Other notable transactions on which Mr. Gater has advised since joining A&M include vendor due dilligence for the sale of a supplier to the U.K. house building industry, due diligence in relation to the sale of a U.K. based European premium health club operator and review of a large tour operator and airline.
Mr. Gater earned a bachelor of science, with honors, in human geography from the University of Reading. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.