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New Corporate Finance Partner joins Armstrong Watson Yorkshire

17th February 2021

MSI's Northern UK accounting member Armstrong Watson LLP, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers are delighted to announce that Chris Archer has joined the team as Corporate Finance Partner.

Chris will play an integral role in the continuing development of Armstrong Watson’s services to family and privately owned businesses throughout the Yorkshire region. He joins at a time of exceptional growth for Corporate Finance and is one of six distinguished recruits to have joined the team, since April 1, in what has been a record year.

Chris brings significant Corporate Finance advisory experience of M&A, debt and equity capital raisings and has worked in the Yorkshire market since 2004, including ten years of Corporate Banking and Private Equity experience. His early career was Corporate Finance advisory in the City, Australia and Singapore and he joins Armstrong Watson from FRP Advisory where he was also a Corporate Finance Partner. Over many years he has provided Corporate Finance advisory services to clients across a range of sectors, including consumer markets, food & drink and technology and hopes this will continue in our vibrant Yorkshire region.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am thrilled to become part of the partner group here in Yorkshire and the growing Corporate Finance team. I am looking forward to working for a firm that has a strong Northern focus and assisting the ongoing growth of the firm, whilst continuing to look after businesses which are key to the regional economy.”

Richard Gibson, Armstrong Watson Partner and Head of Corporate Finance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Armstrong Watson team. His wide ranging capabilities and extensive experience will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our growing client base. With a strong reputation across the region for supporting owner-managed and family businesses, Chris is perfectly placed to ensure that client needs are met, be that purchase, expansion, investment, refinancing or sale.

“Whilst this continues to be a very difficult time for many businesses, there is still an active market for acquisition, sale and growth as we’ve seen with the success our Corporate Finance team has had over the past few months, and Chris will play an integral role ensuring Yorkshire business owners receive the support, advice and guidance needed to make these significant decisions.”

About Armstrong Watson - Leeds

Armstrong Watson has been advising and protecting clients across the North of England and Scotland since 1867. With 16 regional offices from Glasgow to Leeds, 38 partners and over 400 colleagues, we’re focused enough to provide a truly tailored service and large and experienced enough to work alongside any size of business, delivering a complete remit of services equal to top tier firms.

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