Sunday, June 7, 2020

Smith Cooper bolster their Midlands offering, appointing two new Corporate Finance professionals

Progressive Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firm Smith Cooper is delighted to welcome two new members to its award winning Corporate Finance team.

Alex Thompson joins as a Senior Executive, whilst James Ward joins as a Senior Manager. Both will primarily be based at the Nottingham office, but will operate across the wider Midlands, and assist clients throughout the UK.

Both Alex and James will be acting for business owners and management teams to support and deliver all types of corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs/buy-ins and fundraising.

Commenting on his new appointment, Alex said “Smith Cooper has established a prestigious reputation in the Midlands, and I feel privileged to be working as part of the Corporate Finance team.”

James will also fulfil a vital role having acquired a wealth of finance and industry experience from his career spanning over 20 years. He has worked as a corporate finance adviser in Nottingham for both BDO and Clearwater International and also spent time as a business owner running an engineering consultancy practice.

James commented “I am thrilled to be joining Smith Cooper and looking forward to applying my knowledge to deliver great results for our clients.”

Dan Bowtell, Corporate Finance Partner at Smith Cooper commented “We are really delighted to welcome both Alex and James to the team. Both have established industry acumen, and I am confident they will help our team continue to prosper.”

He continued “In the last year, our team have worked on a number of high profile transactions, including raising £3m of development finance for 200 Degrees Coffee, the sale workwear manufacturer Wearwell, and the acquisition of Ultrasound Direct by The Fertility Partnership. 2018 deal activity looks set to exceed 2017 which is why we have made these two key appointments to ensure we have a strong team to deliver a quality corporate finance service”

The new appointments come following a very successful year for Smith Cooper Corporate Finance who advised on a record breaking 32 deals last year, won numerous awards including the SME Deal of the Year Award, and secured a top 10 ranking by deal volume in the Midlands Experian M&A league table..

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