Solar Communications has appointed Jeremy Millard, a partner in corporate finance firm Smith Square Partners, as a non-executive director. Specialising in the technology and telecommunications sector, Jeremy further strengthens the board as Solar ramps up its growth strategy.
Jeremy has an extensive background in providing corporate finance advice to leading companies in the sector, having worked at: Rothschild, Hawkpoint Partners, HSBC and Charterhouse. He has advised on numerous transactions over the last 17 years, including acquisitions, disposals, public offers, IPOs, refinancings, mergers and demergers. In 2012 he advised Logica on the £1.7bn public cash offer by CGI, as well as Cable and Wireless Worldwide on the £1.0bn public cash offer by Vodafone, having previously advised on the £4bn demerger of Cable and Wireless in 2010.
Jeremy is also a non-executive director of AIM-listed software and services company Idox plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1999 and was awarded an M.Eng from Cambridge University in 1994.
Ben Marnham, chairman of Solar Communications, commented: “The timing couldn’t be better to welcome Jeremy to the board of Solar. His proven advisory track record and deep industry specialism will undoubtedly accelerate our progress as we execute our growth strategies. I have no doubt he will be an asset to the company as we move forward.”
Jeremy Millard commented: “Having followed Solar Communications with interest over recent years, I am delighted to have been asked to join the board as the company enters the next exciting phase of its growth.”
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