A double helping of good news today as we announce two new additions to Deal Advisory and Transaction Services and congratulate two existing team members on their promotions.
Paul Gleghorne has been promoted to Associate Director in our Deal Advisory Team and will take the lead on engagements in the waste, energy and renewables sectors in addition to continuing his leadership role within financial modelling engagements. Peter Graham has been promoted to Senior Manager in our Deal Advisory team.
Duncan Thorburn joins our Deal Advisory team in Edinburgh as a Senior Manager from a similarly-positioned M&A boutique in Scotland, where he has been working across both corporate finance and TS for the last five years. He was previously at RBS, having joined their graduate scheme and fulfilled a number of customer facing and internal reporting roles.
Duncan arrives with strong experience and insight into the Scottish Tech sector and the wider SME funding environment, and we recently worked in conjunction with him when he undertook a buyer diligence role for Maven on Quorum Cyber, the MBO HNH advised on in June 2020.
Harry Linklater, Deal Advisory Director for Scotland, welcomed Duncan to the team, saying , “We believe that adding Duncan into the fold at HNH will be a key strategic addition to our team in Scotland, bolstering the ability we offer to provide experienced and relevant input to the technology and wider market here at HNH. Our focus has always centred on delivering best in class advice at a senior level, with an emphasis on local clients and Duncan’s addition enhances that’.
Duncan added, “I am excited to take up my new role with HNH and look forward to continuing to build on relationships I have developed with both clients and the investor market”
In 2018, we launched a Transaction Services division under the leadership of Rodney McCaughey. Since then, we have carried out FDD engagements for corporate acquirers, debt providers and private equity investors on transactions throughout the UK and Ireland. Highlights include the investment in the CRS by Renatus Capital Partners and the investment in Kingsbridge Healthcare Group by Foresight and 57 Stars.
On the back of the success of the last two years and with a strong pipeline of work, we are pleased to welcome Tom Swatman to our TS team as an Assistant Manager. Tom qualified as an accountant with Harbinson Mulholland in Belfast and prior to that gained experience working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.
Congratulations to Paul and Peter on well-deserved promotions and a very warm welcome to Duncan and Tom.