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FRP builds out Cambridge team following office launch

Pat Walters joins FRP Corporate Finance

We’re pleased to announce a second major addition to our Corporate Finance team in Cambridge, following the launch of our new office in the city.

Pat Walters joins FRP Corporate Finance as a Director, having spent the past 16 years at a global bank supporting ambitious mid-market clients across East Anglia and the wider South East region. He has acted on a significant number of transactions across a range of sectors, including MBOs, acquisitions, refinancing’s and shareholder reorganisations, providing debt facilities between £5 million and £100 million. Prior to his time with the bank, he spent five years advising corporate finance clients at a Big 6 accountancy firm.

The newly created role will see him work alongside recently appointed Corporate Finance Partner Dan Bowtell and the existing East of England team as we continue to expand our team in Cambridge and accelerate our growth plans in the wider region. Having acquired JDC Group in late 2020, we have grown our headcount in the East of England by more than a third in the past year, with our 22-strong senior team which includes five partners and five directors working across its offices in Norwich and Cambridge.

Our newly opened Cambridge office is located in the city’s central business district and has space for a 10-strong team to accommodate future expansion.

Jeremy French, Chief Operating Officer at FRP, said: “Having advised on transactions with a combined enterprise value of more than £2 billion over the past 18 months, FRP Corporate Finance continues to go from strength to strength. The acquisition of JDC has been a key growth driver for us over the past 12 months, and Pat’s appointment – alongside that of Dan Bowtell – represents the latest strategic addition as we further invest in the market-leading team we’ve built to date. We see the East of England as a key market for expansion and look forward to announcing further additions to our new Cambridge offering in the coming months.”

Pat Walters, Director at FRP Corporate Finance, added: “FRP has steadily increased its presence in the market in recent years – particularly in Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory – and its acquisition of JDC and Spectrum was a clear endorsement of its growth strategy. It’s a pleasure to now be working alongside the East Anglian team and to have the opportunity to lead and grow the Cambridge office with Dan, while applying my extensive experience as a lender to support mid-market companies.”

 

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Pat Walters

Pat Walters

  • Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cambridge

Jeremy French

Jeremy French

  • Chief Operating Officer