Jo Haigh

Jo Haigh is the CEO and founder of fds, which has bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire.
An experienced dealmaker, Jo specialises in putting together the right deal at the right time and in the right format for growing businesses throughout the country.

She has bought and sold 400+ companies in the last 27 years specialising in owner managed companies.

She is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

She has held circa 40+ non-executive roles over that period, in companies across the country and helped circa 400+ businesses through successful transactions. Jo has sold three of her own companies and undertaken two personal MBO’s.

Winner of Most Innovative UK Deal Negotiator 2016 and The AI One to Watch in Corporate Finance, Acquisition International M&A Awards (2016), Jo was also winner of The Sunday Times NED of the Year, in association with Peel Hunt.

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