FRP boosts Midlands Corporate Finance team

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Firm strengthens its Corporate Finance team in the Midlands with two new appointments

We have strengthened our Corporate Finance team in the Midlands with two new appointments, following a year of record growth.

Daniel Chouciño and Fahim Kassam join as Assistant Manager and Manager respectively, and they will work closely with our 5 strong team of corporate finance specialists who are responsible for identifying opportunities and supporting businesses across the region.

Daniel joins from Translink Corporate Finance, where he was an Assistant Director, and he will be based in our Leicester office where he will work closely with Director Harry Walker.

Fahim Kassam, Harriet Wileman, Colin Strevens, Harry Walker and Daniel Chouciño

Fahim joins from Alantra, where he was an Associate, and he will be based in our Birmingham office where he will work alongside Director Colin Strevens.

As specialists in M&A activity they bring a breadth of experience, having previously supported businesses across the aerospace, engineering, and construction sectors, and will work closely with the team as they help owner-managed and private equity-backed clients across the region to implement their strategic growth plans.

The appointments follow a strong 12 months for our Corporate Finance team nationally having advised on around 35 assignments across the UK. This includes those led out of the Midlands, such as our team’s support of Sweden-based FM Mattsson Mora Group AB, a supplier of kitchen and bathroom taps in the Scandinavian market, on its £15.6m acquisition of Netherlands-headquartered Hot Bath BV. Other deals include the sale of a hospitality business and advice on the management buyout of a consumer products business.

Colin said: “It’s an exciting time to join our growing corporate finance team. The funding and exit options available to businesses in the Midlands continues to expand as innovative new lenders, funds and private individuals look to capitalise on our region’s growth, and we’re striving to continually improve and strengthen our capabilities.

“Fahim and Daniel’s appointments reflect our dedication to supporting the local SME market and building a high-quality team in the Midlands as well as our continued investment in the firm’s national corporate finance offering.”

We now employ more than 340 people across the UK, including our offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester. We provide clients with the full suite of business advisory services including corporate restructuring, corporate finance, forensic services, pensions advisory and debt funding.