With more than 25 years’ industry experience, Heath has spent two decades at the Big Four. He has broad sector expertise, with specialisms including consumer products, retail, e-commerce, digital, fintech and medtech. Notable past deals include advising on the buy-out of Quorn-producer Marlow Foods from Astra Zeneca; the public to private de-listing of Stirling Group PLC, manufacturer of M&S lingerie, and the $200 million sale of medtech cable and sensors business LHI to Carlisle Inc, on behalf of 3i.
Heath joins the Corporate Finance team at FRP in Manchester and will focus on growing the team’s mid-market corporate finance practice in the region.
Commenting on the appointment, Ben Woolrych, Partner at FRP in Manchester, said: “Heath joins us during unprecedented times, but his deep industry insight will be invaluable in helping drive growth and an upswing in regional activity as the market recovers.
“Heath is a highly regarded specialist and is well connected in the market, and his private equity background gives him a unique perspective to advise owner-managers on their strategic options. His expertise will add considerable emphasis to our existing Manchester team alongside corporate finance specialist Adrian Gare.”
Heath Snyder, Partner at FRP, added: “FRP stands apart from the crowd given its broad advisory skillset across a company’s lifecycle, which will be invaluable in these challenging times. The firm is an ambitious, entrepreneurial practice with a great culture and a commitment to growth.
“The North West is the second largest private equity market in Europe, and its pool of innovation, talent and established global connectivity make it a focal point for investment. It’s clear the team recognises there is a real opportunity for growth here in the medium term, and I look forward to returning to my corporate finance roots and helping to strengthen the team’s regional presence.”