Mark Best

Chief Corporate Development Officer at The Citation Group

Mark joined The Citation Group in 2021 to further drive the value they bring to clients and all stakeholders through their acquisition and partnerships activity.

Mark has spent 20+ years delivering transformational growth in new markets through M&A. He spent the last 8 years at CPA Global, a leading B2B tech-enabled services provider of intellectual property solutions, delivering a £1bn+ acquisition programme which expanded the business across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia and established a number of new product lines, including a core information services capability.

Earlier in his career, Mark led strategy consulting engagements for McKinsey & Co, was a private equity investor at The Carlyle Group, and was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Mark has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Harvard University, USA.


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  • Chief Corporate Development Officer

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