Armstrong Watson has made a key appointment in its growing Corporate Finance team with the hire of new Partner David Wilson.
David, who is based in Newcastle joins Armstrong Watson after eight years with Clive Owen LLP, where he was head of Corporate Finance.
Having worked in practice for more than 15 years, completing in excess of 100 transactions including MBOs, MBIs, trade acquisitions, disposals PE investments and numerous restructures, David has vast experience of the North East region and the wider finance market.
His appointment follows the hires of Corporate Finance Executives Ellis Kerton and Jordan Dixon in the last 12 months and comes at a time when Corporate Finance Activity remains buoyant despite increasing interest rates and a threat of recession.
In his new role, David will be responsible for delivering M&A transactions for North East clients and clients across the wider firm, using his experience and knowledge of the region to continue to grow Armstrong Watson’s service offering and provide a first-class service.
He said: “I am delighted to join Armstrong Watson as the new North East Corporate Finance Partner. Armstrong Watson has an excellent reputation as a dynamic, ambitious firm and these values are perfectly aligned to my own.
“The M&A market faces tough, economic challenges, but I have no doubt that our transactions will remain buoyant due to the 'can do' approach of North East entrepreneurs combined with my knowledge and experience of the region’s deal market and the exceptional team at Armstrong Watson."
Richard Gibson, Head of Corporate Finance, said: “David joins us at an exciting time for Armstrong Watson in the North East, and his profile and network in the local corporate finance community will provide us with an ideal platform from which to continue our growth.”
Tax Partner Hydeam Sulton, who leads the Newcastle office, added: “We are delighted to have David come on board. David brings with him a vast wealth of experience and expertise which further strengthens our North East offering for our clients.
“David’s appointment, our acquisition of Jospeh Miller and the move to a new state-of-the-art office reflects our ambitious plans for the North East. The continued strong growth of our Newcastle team across all service lines is very exciting and demonstrates our commitment to being the firm of choice for family and owner-managed businesses and ultimately our quest to help our clients achieve prosperity, a secure future and peace of mind.”