Manchester-based corporate finance firm Rickitt Mitchell is growing its team in response to its strong pipeline of work and planned growth as it welcomes two new hires, Joe Powell and James Kidner.
ACA chartered accountant Powell joins the firm as Associate Director from BDO where he spent almost a decade, five years of which were in the corporate finance M&A team. Having advised management teams across various stages of a business’ life cycle, Powell has a proven track record in sell-side, buy-side and debt advisory services for numerous sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and leisure & hospitality.
In addition, Kidner has been appointed as Corporate Finance Executive at Rickitt Mitchell. Having begun his professional career qualifying as a Chartered Accountant within PwC’s assurance division, Kidner possesses experience working with a variety of UK and US listed corporates, private equity backed businesses and owner-managed businesses.
The news follows a period of ongoing team investment from the firm this year, which saw Kaine Smith promoted to the Rickitt Mitchell Board and Charlotte Greenhalgh taking a new Manager role.
Neil Mitchell, Partner at Rickitt Mitchell, says: “We continue to invest in our high calibre team to ensure we provide an excellent level of service to our clients. The addition of Joe and James is a great step forward for the firm and gives us the extra capability needed to fulfil an active pipeline of work in the coming months.”
Powell says: “Rickitt Mitchell really stood out to me for its close-knit culture and impressive roster of clients. I am pleased to be joining the team at such a pivotal time and have an opportunity to work alongside the partner group on deals across key sectors, such as technology, life sciences and luxury goods, to name a few.”
Kidner adds: “I am delighted to join Rickitt Mitchell at what is an exciting time for the firm. I am really looking forward to working with the team and delivering value to our clients on both a regional and international level.”