Staff Interview: Rupert Fellows – M&A Analyst

January 10, 2023

Meet Rupert Fellows, one of the newest additions to the Bluebox team. We sat down with Rupert to find out what drew him towards a career in Corporate Finance, what a typical day looks like for him as an M&A analyst, what he is enjoying most about his new role at Bluebox, and much more…


Can you tell us a bit about your background prior to joining Bluebox?

Prior to Bluebox I graduated from the University of York after studying Economics. Alongside this I secured an internship at an oil brokerage which taught me some really important skills and had a part time job installing temporary heavy-duty infrastructure at music festivals in the summers.


Have you always wanted to work in Corporate Finance and if so, what drew you to the profession? If not, what other career paths were you interested in?

I always knew that finance was the career path for me, however it wasn’t until I started studying economics and finance modules in more depth at degree level that I learnt that it was Corporate Finance and Specifically M&A really interested me.


What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

Since joining I have already been assigned to several on-going potential deals in various stages of completion. I spend most of my day assisting the Senior Analysts in the deal process, which includes finding a comprehensive list potential purchasers tailored for our clients’ strategic needs, as well as researching any recent M&A in the relevant sector. I also spend my time conversing with potential acquirers to provide them with the most up to date and reliable information on our client’s businesses.


What have you enjoyed most about working at Bluebox so far?    

The team has by far and away been the best thing about Bluebox. The office is a very friendly and open environment whilst simultaneously being highly productive. I am learning a lot from working in such a small yet experienced team.


What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

When I was younger, I couldn’t read music and so I decided to teach myself piano without music and I can now play close to Grade 7 pieces.


What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

The best piece of advice I have been given is to never pick the easy route. The harder route is always more rewarding once you reach the end.


If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?

Muhammad Ali in his prime, I have always found the way he talks inspiring and motivating.


What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?

I would try and find help.


Rapid Fire

  1. Snow or beach holiday? Beach
  1. Do you have any hidden talents? No.
  1. What’s the best place you’ve travelled to? Ljubljana, Slovenia
  1. How would your friends describe you? Outgoing, funny, and energetic.
  1. 3 items you’d want with you if you were alone on a deserted island? Sunglasses, cocktails, and a hammock.
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