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The de-listing decision: Insights from Barrie Brien
Episode 136th September 2023 • Inflection Points • SI Partners
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Barrie Brien is the Group CEO of STRAT7 with a wealth of experience leading and inspiring. This episode covers Barrie Brien's experiences as CEO of Unlimited and then co-founder and Group CEO of STRAT7. He discusses his journey at Unlimited, becoming a CEO for the first time, his plan to re-brand and restructure the business to allow the critical de-listing from the London Stock Exchange and into Private Equity ownership. Two years later he successfully co-founded STRAT7 by raising capital and bringing together like-minded businesses to build a contemporary strategy, consulting and data practice. Four years and four acquisitions later the business is going from strength to strength. 

We discuss:

  • Why he re-branded a PLC
  • De-listing of Unlimited from the London Stock Exchange - the truths and challenges
  • Building a new private equity group from scratch 
  • Internal transformation and the importance of global operating platforms
  • The acquisition process and strategic fit