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FRP Advisory adds partner to FRP Corporate Finance team

FRP Advisory has boosted its national Corporate Finance team with the appointment of Adrian Alexander as partner based in the firm’s Brighton office.

The appointment forms part of FRP Advisory’s strategy to create a national corporate finance offering to complement the other advisory activities of the firm. FRP Advisory now has dedicated, specialist corporate finance advisors across five of the firm’s 18 locations: Brighton, Bristol, London, Birmingham and Manchester. Adrian will handle corporate finance advice and transactions across the south-east of England.
Adrian’s arrival is a response to client demand for corporate finance advice from companies and private equity groups, both south of the M25 and across the wider south-east and south of England. His arrival ensures the whole of the south of England has coverage from FRP Corporate Finance thanks to teams in place overseen by partners Matthew Flower in London and Mark Naughton in Bristol.
Adrian joins as a partner and brings nearly 30 years of corporate finance experience, including the past 24 years at Mazars LLP where he was a corporate finance partner handling a range of mid-market sales and acquisitions. Adrian set up and grew Mazars’ corporate finance department in Brighton, making it one of the most respected corporate finance teams in the south-east.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants corporate finance faculty and has extensive experience in exit strategies, buying and selling companies, management buyouts, raising finance and deal support services, including valuations, with particular expertise in IT, telecoms, waste and renewable energy.
Adrian has worked across a broad range of sectors within corporate finance and spent the early part of his career at Grant Thornton, working with companies in the tourism, leisure, software and engineering industries. Whilst at Grant Thornton, Adrian also spent time managing due diligence investigations and offering litigation support, and was regularly seconded to the firm’s Corporate Recovery Group to carry out investigation work for major banks.
In addition to his corporate finance work, Adrian’s professional activities included authoring CCH Accountants’ Digest and Audit and Assurance Digest, and acting as Executive Editor of CCH’s Corporate Finance Series. He has also authored part of the UKTI guide on international companies acquiring businesses in the UK and regularly speaks at corporate finance seminars.
Adrian Alexander, FRP Corporate Finance partner, said: “I am delighted to join the firm and work alongside the range of dedicated, experienced business advisory professionals at FRP Advisory. As an FRP Corporate Finance partner, I will be providing on the ground advice for a range of businesses across sectors and look forward to working both with my colleagues in Brighton and my fellow Corporate Finance partners spread across the other offices. Part of the pleasure of my job is helping clients realise and add to the value they have built up in their businesses over the years. The south-east has a wealth of industries clustered within the region and I look forward to bringing commercially-driven solutions to meet a variety of needs across the full spectrum of M&A, disposals and other corporate transactions.”
Ian Vickers, Brighton-based partner at FRP Advisory, said: “It is a privilege to welcome Adrian to the Brighton office. Adrian and I have worked in the same business advisory worlds for many years and his arrival is testament to the demand for our advisory services.
With three decades of regional experience in corporate finance, Adrian brings to the firm deep-rooted and broad connections with both local and regional businesses, private equity and a range of lenders.
At FRP Advisory we continue to offer core restructuring advisory services, but more recently have expanded into corporate finance and other advisory offerings.
As our Brighton office continues to grow, it is a testament to the talent of our employees that we have seen FRP Advisory become so distinguished within the market as a distinctive, specialist business advisory firm with a strategic, commercial and compassionate approach.”
Jeremy French, Managing Partner at FRP Advisory, says: “The welcome arrival of Adrian is part of our commitment to provide dedicated corporate finance professionals across the country’s key regions with a wealth of experience who can deliver value for stakeholders. The expansion of the FRP Corporate Finance team complements the firm’s other key restructuring, debt advisory, forensic and pension service lines and enables us to support businesses throughout the whole of the corporate life cycle.”

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