Jon Burke

Jon Burke


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Jon Burke

Professional Background

  • Over 15 years of commercial management and business leadership experience working with large and SME companies
  • 5+ years experience in global corporate organisation, ($8bn+ turnover) working on EMEA region M&A plans for highly acquisitive business
  • Member of M&A Leadership Team, tasked with identifying targets, driving commercial justification and delivering integration activity plans
  • Degree from Birmingham University and MBA from Cranfield University
  • Based in the UK with extensive experience working abroad, delivering M&A and Carve-Outs across EMEA region; native English speaker.

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Experienced in large and small M&A integration and separation programmes, across EMEA region
  • Experience across a wide array of sectors: security and doors, consumer durables, smart devices, heating technology, construction, engineering and education
  • Delivering post-deal integration value creation plans; experience in achieving productivity and efficiency improvements, consolidation and standardisation as well as leveraging commercial opportunities for growth
  • Creation of rationale and delivery of integration – seeing deals through from identification to completion
  • Identifying key individuals and technologies in target business, and ensuring these are retained and maximised post-deal
  • Preparing non-core business units for sale, including identifying buyer(s)

Industry & Sector Experience

Corporate M&A activity within Assa Abloy EMEA region includes:

  • L-Door (2014) – Integration Leader
  • Crawford (2014) – Integration Leader
  • Traka (2012) – Commercial and Integration lead, justifying business case and delivering post-deal integration
  • Safeguard (2012) – Integration Leader
  • Securistyle (2011) – Commercial and Integration lead, justifying business case and delivering post-deal integration
  • Paddock (2011) – Integration Leader
  • Preparation of non-core business units for Carve-out (2012-4) – 3 deals, including identifying target buyers