Posted on 2 November 2015
Smith Cooper has appointed experienced M&A advisor Dan Bowtell as a Corporate Finance Partner in its Midlands based advisory team.
Dan joins the Nottingham office of Smith Cooper with over 15 years of experience as a Corporate Finance advisor in the Midlands and in London.
Dan has worked on a number of successful deals including the recent cross-border sale of Crossbridge Services Limited, a financial services consultancy based in London, to Synechron Inc. in the US. Earlier this year he also advised the shareholders of property consultancy GL Hearn on its sale to Capita plc for £30m. He has specialist sector knowledge in Business Services, Technology & Media and Consulting.
James Bagley, Managing Partner of the Nottingham office commented: “I am delighted to have brought Dan into the team and back into Nottingham where he started his career. He has some great deal experience and will complement our lead advisory team in the Midlands.”
“As a firm, we are seeing an increase in M&A activity and transactions, and our clients continue to value our compelling offering of dedicated, experienced Corporate Finance professionals supported by a multi-disciplinary firm.”
“Over the past year, we have climbed up Experian’s deal rankings jumping into the top 10 in the Midlands and have both been shortlisted for and won awards for our recent transactions. To ensure we have an unrivalled offering, we continue to recruit high quality and experienced dealmakers to our rapidly growing Midlands Advisory team.”
Dan added: “Having spent the past 2 years in London, I am delighted to be back working in Nottingham. It is a great time to join Smith Cooper who have achieved so much over the past few years, and there’s a definite momentum behind the next phase of our growth.”
“We will continue to expand the Corporate Finance team over the coming months and years as it’s crucial that we continue to deliver the best service and advice to our clients. I am looking forward to being an integral part of the continued success at Smith Cooper.”
Smith Cooper’s Corporate Finance team has completed a number of key transactions this year, including the acquisition of Derby County Football Club by Derby tech entrepreneur Mel Morris, the sale of Chapelle Jewellery to Hilco Capital and the acquisition of McGrattan by Aspin Group.