Deal activity on the up

Against a backdrop of local and national political upheaval and the hard/soft Brexit debate rumbling on, one could be forgiven for thinking that all of this uncertainty would have had a depressive effect on corporate finance activity. However, our experience over the past six months suggests that, far from battening down the hatches, most business owners are pressing ahead with their growth or realisation plans...

What Lies Beyond The Window?

It is obvious to many that the High Street of 2017 looks very different to its 1990s self. Following the stampede of relocations during the nineties and early noughties to out of town shopping centres, many High Streets throughout the country have been left decimated. So much so that vacant units and ‘temporary’ facades are now common place and almost the accepted norm...

The Role of the Trusted Advisor

Having spent a decade working in a job that even his closest friends and family don’t quite grasp, Wayne Horwood shares his thoughts on what it actually means to be a corporate financier.

Over the last decade, I have been asked on many occasions to explain what I mean by “corporate finance” and what I think makes for a good corporate financier...


Active M&A Market Helps HNH Group To Record Year


Pictured (L-R) is Richard Moorehead, Director, Wayne Horwood, Managing Director, Craig Holmes, Managing Director and Gavin Early, Associate Director of HNH Group

Multi-disciplinary advisory firm HNH Group has recorded the strongest year to date in its corporate finance department by completing 14 deals in 2016.

The independent Belfast-based company works with the directors and shareholders of entrepreneurial companies throughout Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK providing expertise in corporate finance, business restructuring, forensic accounting, human capital and digital strategy...

Autumn Statement 2016

autum-statementPhillip Hammond’s inaugural Autumn Statement, to be delivered this Wednesday, will be the Chancellor’s first opportunity to set out his vision for the economy post-Brexit. Amid rumours of a snap general election early in 2017, the challenge facing the Chancellor is how to balance ongoing management of the public finances with a few targeted pre-election incentives.  ..

HNH Lead the Way



The latest instalment of Experian’s UK & Ireland M&A Report, covering transactional activity up to the end of September,  names HNH as the most active corporate finance advisor in Northern Ireland, with eight deals successfully completed this year.

Relative to previous years, FY16 has been characterised by a broader mix of deal types, with company sales, acquisitions, management buy-outs and growth capital rounds all featuring...