CLB Coopers launches the new face of its corporate finance offering

Accountancy and advisory firm, CLB Coopers, which has a network of offices in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, has launched the new face of its corporate finance offering to the market as it continues to invest in the future.

The firm has expanded its established specialist team, which comprises senior professionals all with notable experience in the North West corporate finance market. It has, in recent months, been ranked as number six in the North West for deals completed and continues to see a significant upturn in demand for its corporate finance services, including supporting the region’s banks, funding providers and intermediaries on due diligence and working directly with business owners & senior management teams to deliver successful completions.

Under the new structure, Andrew Feeke and Rob Richardson will lead the firm’s transaction and advisory team, supported by David Travis, Simon Carruthers and the firm’s tax team, led by Colin Abrahams and Rob Wardle.

As part of the refocusing of its specialist services, David Clift will head up transaction services, providing due diligence and transaction support, supported by Simon Carruthers and Thomas Hornbuckle.

Andrew Feeke, corporate finance partner, commented: “CLB Coopers has had a fantastic and well-earned reputation for being an active player in the North West corporate finance market over the last two decades; it has completed a number of high profile transactions and worked with the region’s owner-managed businesses in an advisory role, with an impressive track record in helping them with their strategic growth and development alongside delivering transactions.

"Working closely with our intermediary networks and business owners is very much the lifeblood of CLB Coopers and helping our clients & contacts to achieve their aspirations and ambitions is our primary aim, whether that be through completing the next acquisition in their growth strategy, supporting a management buy-out, guiding them through their succession planning or helping them to plan for a future sale.

"Our service offering and approach has always gone far beyond providing our clients with their basic corporate finance requirements and having the full offering, including tax, in place supports our high quality and depth of service that are brought to bear on transactions. This clear focus now on the corporate finance service we offer can only mean that we are able to help our clients and contacts even more to build even better and more successful businesses – and that’s what it’s all about!”

David Travis, managing partner, said: “We have for many years delivered transactions for our clients with real depth of support from our tax colleagues and subsequently supporting businesses via our audit and compliance services. This depth of service is often forgotten about by owner-managers when selecting advisers and hence the clarity we are now bringing to the market will enable them to appreciate the depth we offer from our specialist teams."