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Our new Creative Industries Specialists
10 December 2020
We’re delighted to welcome the arrival of two Senior Finance Specialists to our Creative Industries advisory team; one of the UK’s leading Auditors, Mark Henshaw and Corporate Finance Professional, Vasu Majumdar.
Mark has a leading reputation within the Creative Industries, having previously been a member of the Firmwide Leadership Team and Head of Media & Entertainment at Grant Thornton – with over 20 years’ experience working as an auditor to a number of high profile media and technology businesses. His expertise lies within independent TV and film production, print and digital publishing, data and advertising & marketing services industries.
Joining as Non-Executive Director – Creative Industries, he’ll be working closely with and supporting our Creative Industries team to continue its growth nationwide across the sector, with a particular focus across London and the South of England.
Commenting on his appointment, Mark said: “London’s the powerhouse for the creative industry in the UK and I’ve seen first-hand how much the creative industry has grown over the years, so I’m delighted to be able to support Fortus, in what is clearly a flourishing sector. My focus is to help Fortus and its clients fulfil their ambitions, and those of their stakeholders.”
Vasu, who joins us as Senior Advisor – Corporate Finance Creative Industries, has over a decade of experience within corporate finance for the Creative Industries, which has involved over 35 M&A deals, totalling a combined deal value of circa £5 billion. Prior to joining Fortus, he led the Advertising and Marketing Services sector at Grant Thornton for 5 years.
Speaking on the senior appointments, Rob Quinn, Managing Director – Creative Industries at Fortus, said: “Having Mark and Vasu join the Fortus team is a pivotal moment in the long- term strategic plan for the business. The blend of expertise and experience they bring’s going to be vital for not only the Creative Industries team, but for Fortus as a whole. We’re both delighted and excited to have them on board, as this immediately broadens our offering to both current and future clients within the sector.”