Corporate finance advisory firm Shaw & Co appoints new M&A executive

Shaw & Co.the Bristol-based corporate finance consultancy has appointed Marcus Harrison as head of its mergers and acquisitions division.

Marcus joins the firm from Saffery Champness LLP, one of the UK’s oldest accountancy firms, where he was an auditor responsible for SME audits across a range of industries, business valuations and assignments non-audit assurance, including independent reviews of charities and the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. compliance reviews.

With over four years of financial services experience, Marcus will support Shaw & Co’s M&A division, which provides expert advice on all aspects of buying and selling a business, including management buyouts, management buyouts, mergers, exit strategies and business valuations. The division worked on a number of notable deals, including the sale of Pukka Herbs to Unilever, the purchase of VoucherCloud from Vodafone and its subsequent sale to Groupon, and the sale of GoProposal to Sage.

A qualified chartered accountant, with experience in financial due diligence and business sales, Marcus’ specific role will include the preparation of investment documents; reviewing and building accompanying financial models; and conduct market research to identify buyers, sellers and comparable transactions.

Rob Starr, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Shaw & Co, said, “Marcus is another great addition to our growing team.

“He will have a key role to play in supporting our strategy to truly transform the quality of business advisory services offered to SME owners across the UK looking to buy, sell or finance the growth of their business.”

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