International investment bank establish Leeds office
Simon Lord, Keith Williams, Phil Adams
International investment bank Altium has opened an office in Leeds that will offer corporate finance advisory in both public and private markets.
Altium already has an established client base in Yorkshire, having advised on deals including the £360m acquisition of Leeds-based Spice by Cinven, the sale of E Wood, based in Northallerton, to 3M, and Wakefield-based Redhall Group’s acquisition of Chieftain plc.
This is Altium’s ninth international office and its third in the UK, alongside London and Manchester.
Phil Adams, Altium chief executive, said: “Altium has built its business by having strong local operations with an international reach, which is exactly the offering we will be bringing to Leeds.
“We believe that international presence and sector focus are increasingly important to our clients and we look forward to expanding our client base in the region.
“We believe that clients increasingly want to deal with advisers who are truly independent and not conflicted by multiple service lines.”
Keith Williams, head of Altium’s Leeds office, said: “Yorkshire is a strong business region, with a large number of high-quality businesses operating across multiple sectors.
“We believe we offer these businesses a very compelling alternative to what is currently available in the regional advisory marketplace.
“We bring a national and international network of entrepreneurs, acquisitive companies and private equity relationships, as well as expertise across our core sectors of energy waste and renewables, e-commerce, healthcare, financial services, technology, industrials, business services and leisure.
“Our integrated corporate finance offering includes M&A, MBOs, secondary buy-outs, refinancing and public-to-privates.
“We are keen to continue growing our presence in Yorkshire over the next couple of years as we share our offering with corporate clients.”
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