RSM continues to strengthen its corporate finance practice

RSM’s corporate finance team in Yorkshire has grown significantly over the last six months – highlighting significant investment to enhance the practice and its capability following a busy and successful transactional period. 

Over recent months, Martin Athey has been promoted to director and head of the financial due diligence team across Yorkshire and the North East; and James Atkinson and Umito Choji have been promoted to manager in the advisory team. 

The team has also appointed four new colleagues. Mark Leyland joins the due diligence team bringing with him a range of transactional expertise from his time in practice and working in-house. In addition to Mark, Matt Reed has joined the team from the audit practice whilst Mikey Goodwin and Rich Winter join as trainees to support the growing team. 

The corporate finance team has advised on a range of high-profile regional deals in the last 12 months, including the sale of Sec-1, an established provider of cybersecurity services, to Claranet; and the disposal of Sirdar, a UK market leader in hand knitting yarns, to London based mid-market private equity manager, BlueGem Capital Partners LLP. 

Steve Hubbard, corporate finance partner at RSM, said:

‘Expanding and investing in the team has been a key priority to support increased activity levels, and through a combination of internal progression and new appointments we’ve managed to achieve an excellent balance. 

The Yorkshire market is performing well as businesses continue to progress opportunities despite uncertainty. Our deal pipeline is strong, which is testimony to the team we have in place and suggests the high levels of transactional activity looks set to continue into 2018.’