FRP adds to corporate finance team

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has appointed Heath Snyder as a partner to its Manchester corporate finance team.

With more than 25 years’ industry experience, Snyder has spent two decades at the Big Four, having held senior roles at PWC and Deloitte. He joins FRP from Shore Capital, where he was a director in the corporate broking and advisory division, and previously held roles at Cenkos Securities and as managing director of private equity at Babcock Brown Asia.

Synder specialises in advising owner-managers, private equity-backed and listed companies. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, strategic options reviews, debt and equity fund raisings. His private equity focus has seen him work as an investor in a private equity fund and sit on the boards of PE-backed companies.

With broad sector expertise, Heath’s specialisms include consumer products, retail, e-commerce, digital, fintech and medtech. Notable past deals include advising on the buy-out of Quorn-producer Marlow Foods from Astra Zeneca; the public to private de-listing of Stirling Group PLC, manufacturer of M&S lingerie, and the USD200 million sale of medtech cable and sensors business LHI to Carlisle Inc, on behalf of 3i.
 
Snyder joins the corporate finance team at FRP in Manchester and will focus on growing the team’s mid-market corporate finance practice in the region.
 
Ben Woolrych, partner at FRP in Manchester, says: “Heath joins us during unprecedented times, but his deep industry insight will be invaluable in helping drive growth and an upswing in regional activity as the market recovers.
 
“We’re committed to growing our North West footprint and developing one of the most agile and experienced practices in the region. Heath is a highly regarded specialist and is well connected in the market, and his private equity background gives him a unique perspective to advise owner-managers on their strategic options. His expertise will add considerable emphasis to our existing Manchester team alongside corporate finance specialist Adrian Gare.”

Snyder, partner at FRP, adds: “FRP stands apart from the crowd given its broad advisory skillset across a company’s lifecycle, which will be invaluable in these challenging times for businesses in the region. The firm is an ambitious, entrepreneurial practice with a great culture and a commitment to growth in the region.

“The North West is the second largest private equity market in Europe, and its pool of innovation, talent and established global connectivity make it a focal point for investment. It’s clear the team recognises there is a real opportunity for growth here in the medium term, and I look forward to returning to my corporate finance roots and helping to strengthen the team’s regional presence.”