Mr. McKay has advised on numerous complex cross-border acquisitions, disposals and refinancings. He brings deep experience assessing key financial and operational business drivers, working capital and funding requirements, synergy and cost savings initiatives and carve-out considerations. He has also advised on numerous sale and purchase agreements and credit agreements.
Since joining A&M, Mr. McKay has led due diligence teams on behalf of a number of private equity firms, including The Blackstone Group, Carlyle, Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts, Montagu Private Equity, Inflexion Private Equity and Sovereign Capital.
Before A&M, Mr. McKay was a Senior Director with the private equity transaction services group of Deloitte in London for eight years, where he advised a wide number of private equity sponsors including KKR, Permira, Phoenix Equity, Hg Capital and Bridgepoint Capital. For four years, he served as a core senior member of Deloitte's dedicated team advising KKR on its European acquisitions and disposals.
His past experience includes: the acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery by Blackstone; acquisition of ITRS Group by Carlyle; disposal of KKR / Permira controlled TV Broadcaster, SBS Broadcasting Europe BV, to ProSiebenSat1 Media AG; acquisition of Northgate Information Solutions plc by KKR; acquisition of the NXP Semiconductors by a KKR / Silver Lake-led consortium; acquisition of Associated British Ports by a Goldman Sachs-led consortium; acquisition and refinancing(s) of Debenhams plc and the Fitness First Group.
Mr. McKay earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Francis Xavier University and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a U.K. and Canadian national.