Cowgill Holloway (UK), one of the North West’s leading accountancy practices, has bolstered its Corporate Finance team with the appointment of director, Sam Davies.
Sam (32) joins from Knight Corporate Finance and will drive Cowgill’s expansion plans as head of the Manchester arm of Cowgill’s Corporate Finance division from its base in XYZ, Spinningfields.
Sam brings with him significant experience working with investors, having recently led deals raising investment in excess of £20m from Northern Venture Managers, Yorkshire Fund Managers, Maven and Lloyds Development Capital. The wider Cowgill Holloway Corporate Finance team has completed in excess £100m of deal value in the last 24 months.
From its head office in Bolton, Cowgill’s is driving forward with ambitious expansion plans and growing corporate finance from Manchester is a key part of the firm’s growth strategy.
Commenting on his appointment Sam said: “Manchester is at the centre of the regional M&A market, with over 30 private equity firms based in the city, so it makes sense for us to grow our existing corporate finance business from here. Developing our team in the heart of the city is an exciting challenge and, with a buoyant market, the time is right to capitalise on this.”
He continues: “Cowgill’s is a well-established and highly respected accountancy practice with a long track record of excellence, and looking to the future, in order to recruit and retain the best talent, we know that we need to build our city centre base further.”
Head of Corporate Finance, Ian Johnson, said: “We are delighted to have recruited Sam who is a real coup for us. He joins a growing team of directors across the business who are instrumental in delivering our growth plans. Sam fits perfectly with our entrepreneurial ethos and there was an obvious synergy between us from our first meeting.”
Cowgill’s has plans for further strategic appointments in the next few months.
Image caption – l-r Paul Stringer head of corporate finance, Sam Davies director, Ian Johnson corporate finance partner.