Clive Owen Corporate Finance in Darlington, part of accountants and business advisers Clive Owen LLP, has reported a significant increase in business, particularly in its due diligence work, over the past 12 months.
The team is planning to further grow the number of transactions completed and has appointed Robert Cooper as corporate finance executive to support the firm’s ambitions.
Robert had previously been involved in his own business in India, specialising in SEO and web design. As a director, he was involved in financial forecasting, identifying trends and weaknesses in businesses and offering solutions and strategies. He developed business partnerships and was heavily involved in various types of negotiations.
Prior to that, Robert had been involved in other businesses, including a company which sold properties across the UK which gave him experience of transactions, negotiating and due diligence reporting.
Angus Allan, corporate finance partner at Clive Owen, said: “We’ve had a very successful 12 months and we anticipate further growth this year. We’re delighted to welcome Robert to the team to help us to continue to grow.
“He has great skills and his experience has been gained from running his own operations. He has all the relevant expertise to be an integral part of the team.”
Robert said: “This is a great move for me. I am eager to develop my corporate finance career and this is an excellent opportunity. I have been involved in many of the lines of work undertaken with corporate finance but from a director’s perspective.
“I’m excited to bring that experience into a professional practice and use it to benefit a range of clients.”
Clive Owen LLP has offices in Darlington, Durham and York. The firm has been providing business advice to companies in the region and across the UK for more than 30 years.
The business offers services including audit and accountancy, business and personal taxation, corporate finance, company secretarial services, business planning, IT services, payroll, management accounts, Sage and accountancy software solutions
The company employs more than 80 people, more than 50% of whom are qualified accountants.