Altius Group Limited, the UK’s leading group of business brokers based in Preston, has appointed Vickie Elson-Hood as the head of Altius Corporate Finance, the group’s newest brand.
Altius Corporate Finance (ACF) works with business across the UK to support exit planning, business sales, growth strategies and acquisitions. The service is focused on wealth creation, with M&A advisers working closely with business owners to help them achieve their ambitions.
ACF joins Altius Group’s existing brands Redwoods Dowling Kerr, Kings Corporate and Bruce & Co.
Elson-Hood joins from boutique M&A advisory firm, Spring Top Group Ltd, where she was Director. She will spearhead development of the ACF brand, targeting medium-size businesses across the UK. She brings with her more than 15 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance, having successfully sold businesses across multiple sectors, including engineering, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and retail.
The appointment of Elson-Hood is part of the company’s ongoing expansion goals as Altius Group plans to double the size of its business by 2025.
Referring to her appointment, she said: “I am delighted to join Altius Group at such an important moment in the group’s development. Altius Group is the market leader in sales for corporate enterprises and I believe my experience combined with Altius’ strength and resources creates a truly dynamic team.
Heading up Altius Corporate Finance is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to working with the talented team here at Altius - and to supporting our corporate clients with a personalised exit planning and acquisition service.”
Paul Miller, CEO at Altius, added: “It’s an absolute pleasure having Vickie on board. Creating the Altius Corporate Finance brand has been a big step in our group’s evolution, and it’s vital we have the right person to spearhead the service. Vickie’s M&A expertise alongside her drive and enthusiasm will enable us to quickly grow and develop our service offering to corporates across the UK.”