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Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance lays out recruitment plans to mark ten-year anniversary

A corporate finance firm has revealed plans to mark a milestone year with a recruitment drive.

Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance (RGCF) aims to cap its ten-year anniversary by expanding its team to meet increasing demand across the North East and beyond.

Bosses say they are “keen to bring on board senior dealmakers to help us achieve our strategic growth objectives”.

Currently employing a 19-strong team, which includes four partners, the Newcastle-based firm provides advice to clients across several areas that include acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts and debt and equity fundraising.

It also provides transactional tax advice and financial and tax due diligence.

Established by experienced dealmaker Carl Swansbury in May 2011, it has carved out a position in the lower to mid-market, advising businesses on merger and acquisition transactions with equity values of between £5 million and £50 million.

Speaking of its growth plans, Carl, partner and head of corporate finance, said: “We have built a reputation for being able to deliver strategic advice that helps shareholders and business owners create – and then realise the value of – their businesses.

“This is through well-planned, attentively executed merger and acquisition transactions, and by utilising our market-leading research capabilities and national and international network to attract the right strategic private equity investors, debt funds and strategic trade acquirers.

“Through our innovative approach, which is built on long-term collaborative relationships with businesses rather than being transactionally driven, we have built a solid and growing client base, which has led to the continual growth of our firm.

“We are keen to bring on board senior dealmakers to help us achieve our strategic growth objectives and we welcome applications from ambitious individuals who will thrive as part of our regionally-based, nationally-focused business.”

Carl added the 2020-2021 year was RGCF’s most successful to date, with the firm advising on more than 20 transactions. It was also recognised as the North East’s second most active merger and acquisitions advisor by Experian.

Among the transactions where it provided advice was Onecom’s acquisition of Sunderland-based telecommunications company Nice Network.

Further completed deals included the acquisition of Classic Windows by Premier Roof Systems and a management buyout of Enshore Subsea.

It has, over the past 12 months, also provided support to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

In collaboration with RTC North’s Scaleup North East programme, RGCF provided clients with access to part-funded advice and support on areas such as preparing financial forecasts and securing funding.

Furthermore, it forged an arrangement with TurnerFelix Associates to provide pro bono business mentoring to its clients during the pandemic.