Cowgills has appointed James Kennedy as assistant director of corporate finance to further expand its business in Manchester. James, who joins from Clearwater International, will operate from the firm’s Spinningfields office at XYZ.
The Manchester corporate finance team is led by Director Sam Davies, who also joined Cowgills earlier this year and, with the additional appointment this month of corporate finance executive Josh Harper, the lead advisory team now numbers 13 in Manchester.
The corporate finance team’s rapid expansion comes after a number of recent deals including, the sale of Bright Futures Care to Livingbridge Equity Partners, the sale of Cleanline Waste Water Solutions to National Response Corporation (USA), the sale of How Planning to GVA and also advising Communicate Better Group on three acquisitions over the summer.
Commenting on the rapid growth of Cowgills’ city centre corporate finance offering Sam Davies said: “We moved our Manchester office to XYZ, Spinningfields just twelve months ago and have focused on recruiting the best talent to support our rapidly growing business. James has an impressive record and excellent contacts in Manchester. He will be pivotal in helping us to provide the highest standard of service to our clients and to support our ambitious growth plans in the city.”
James, who trained with Deloitte, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join a young, dynamic and fast-growing team in the heart of the city’s financial district. Coupled with the fact that we also have the backing of a highly experienced team based in Bolton and the ability to deliver a full financial service offering, means we can support clients through the lifespan of their business. I think that makes for an extremely strong offer. The firm has huge ambition to build its Manchester base and I’m really excited to be part of those plans.”