FRP hires new director
Specialist business advisory firm FRP has strengthened its corporate finance practice in London with the appointment of Greg Cox as a director.
With more than 10 years’ experience, including a year in industry with Inchcape plc, Cox joins from Deloitte, where he worked within the mergers and acquisitions team.
Cox specialises in advising family-owned, privately-owned and private equity-backed businesses on a range of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals and management buyouts. He typically advises on deals valued between GBP10 million and GBP100 million.
With broad sector expertise, Cox’ notable past deals include advising on the sale of a major dessert manufacturer and supplier to the foodservice sector; advising the management team of a branded sports media business on its secondary buyout; advising on the sale of a specialist hair and beauty business; and advising on the sale of a major bakery distribution business to a German headquartered buyer.
Cox joins FRP in London and will focus on growing the team’s mid-market corporate finance practice.
His appointment follows a year of significant growth for FRP, after the firm made 34 promotions across its UK wide network of 22 offices, and grew its headcount by 29 per cent.
Matthew Flower, corporate finance partner at FRP in London, says: “Greg’s experience across a broad range of industries and his collaborative approach to advisory work is a great fit with our corporate finance team.
“His appointment reinforces our commitment to the market and follows a considerable period of growth for the firm. We continue to invest heavily in strengthening our teams, growing our client portfolio and advising on transactions, particularly as momentum in the deals market gathers, with business leaders planning ahead for future growth. It’s great to have him join the team as we continue to expand our reach in London and across the UK.”
Cox adds: “FRP is an entrepreneurial-spirited, ambitious firm renowned in the market for its exceptional culture. The corporate finance team has been behind a number of significant deals across the UK over the last year and has attracted exceptional talent, so it’s an exciting opportunity for me to join at this time of growth.
“After a challenging year for many, deal activity is now increasing and there’s a wealth of opportunity for businesses across Greater London and the South. I look forward to working closely with Matthew and the team to support clients in reviewing their strategy, planning ahead and achieving their growth ambitions.”
Since listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in March 2020, FRP has invested significantly in its corporate finance practice. This includes the acquisition of Spectrum Corporate Finance and JDC Group, as well as the recent appointment of associate director Daniel Brecker in Manchester.