GCA Altium adds four to Midlands team

Global investment bank GCA Altium has made four new appointments in its Birmingham office.

James Taylor and Rashma Begum take up the role of Associate, with both joining from KPMG’s corporate finance team in the Midlands. Meanwhile, Conor Murray has been appointed as Analyst from the boutique, Bracebridge Corporate Finance. Stephanie Topping joins as Executive Assistant and Office Manager.  

The appointments come within six months of the new office being established in the region. They will continue to build GCA Altium’s local presence under the leadership of Jeremy Harrison and Jamie Hope – former long standing partners of Alantra in the Midlands. GCA Altium is committed to investing in the best and brightest talent to strengthen its ties with the region’s leading entrepreneurs, corporates, private equity houses and wider professional community.  
GCA Altium is the European business of GCA, a global investment bank that provides M&A and capital markets advisory services. It operates from 25 locations in 15 countries across Europe, Asia and America, employing 500 people.
Harrison and Jamie Hope says: “It’s excellent to have Conor, Stephanie, James and Rashma on board. GCA Altium’s focus and sector expertise in high growth areas such as technology, tech-enabled services and industrial technology should be highly relevant to our regional business and professional community. Despite challenging market conditions, we believe the highly differentiated nature of GCA Altium’s advisory platform will be a significant addition to the deal making market in the Midlands.  We are delighted to have secured such high quality talent who will be able to serve our clients to the highest possible standard in years to come.” 
Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium, adds: “Despite the ongoing financial uncertainty caused by Covid-19, we know that businesses will emerge from this more resilient and ready to look at options for growth. In order to provide the highest quality service to our clients, both in the UK and internationally, it is crucial that we continue to invest in our team. The Midlands is a key strategic opportunity for us - it is great to see Jeremy and Jamie building a strong team of experts capable of covering the region.”