Maciek Szymanski

M&A Director



Maciek Szymanski
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Area of expertise

  • Business acquisitions, disposals and partnerships
  • Foreign direct investment in Africa and Europe
  • Strategic and succession planning for corporates and privately owned companies
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation commercialisation


​​Maciek is the M&A Director at Hawksford, overseeing the overall M&A process from origination to closing. Working closely with the broader Hawksford management team, he is responsible for enhancing Hawksford’s M&A processes to deliver on the company’s strategic objectives, and oversees the dedicated M&A resources within the group. He joined Hawksford from Scutum Group, a global fire safety and electronic security corporation where he evaluated and executed acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Prior to this, he worked in advisory roles with, among others, Mazars, EY and KPMG, in various European, Asian and African geographies.​

Qualifications and memberships

  • B.Com.(Honours) in Economics and Insurance​ 

Notable achievements

  • ​New market entry via acquisition into Switzerland and Poland 
  • ​Advised a private-equity backed US company on a successful takeover of a UK listed technology company 
  • ​Advised on IPOs of companies in Europe and Africa
  • Hiked Tour du Mont Blanc and nearly summited Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Travelled to 21 countries in Africa
  • Interest in history, politics and economic systems

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