We are delighted to announce the appointment of Director Gary Hyem to lead our Corporate Finance team in Birmingham.
With 25 years’ deal making experience, Gary has spent more than two decades supporting businesses across the Midlands. In addition to senior positions at established corporate finance practices in the region he has also worked in a private equity house as an investor, where he sat on the boards of private equity-backed businesses and supported their growth journeys.
Gary specialises in advising companies, owner-managers and private equity-backed businesses and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, strategic options reviews, and raising finance for companies through development capital, acquisitions funding or working capital. He has led deals valued between £2 million and £100 million, supporting businesses across a broad range of sectors – from manufacturing, engineering and logistics to healthcare, business services and technology.
Gary’s appointment creates a five-strong Corporate Finance offering in the Midlands and he will work closely with Director Harry Walker, who leads our Corporate Finance team in Leicester, as they drive the growth of the firm across the region.
Commenting on his new role, Gary said: “I’ve spent my career supporting businesses across the Midlands and the opportunity to lead FRP’s Corporate Finance team in Birmingham is a really exciting one. The firm has a strong reputation in the market and its straightforward, pragmatic approach is really refreshing. The team is already well established here in the Midlands and I’m looking forward to working closely with our wider national team, enabling us to support the strategic ambitions of even more businesses across the region.”
Jeremy French, COO of FRP, added: “Gary’s wealth of experience, both in terms of his deal making expertise and knowledge of the local market, make him the perfect candidate to lead our Corporate Finance team in Birmingham. His appointment adds further strength and depth to our national practice and reaffirms our commitment to driving the growth of our Corporate Finance team across the UK.”
Gary’s appointment follows the announcement that FRP has acquired specialist corporate finance firm JDC Corporate Finance as we expand our national team with an on-the-ground presence in the East of England. We now have a team of more than 20 corporate finance specialists across the UK.