MC Vanguard - Merger Creates New Regional Corporate Finance Firm


Leading North-West based accountancy firm and business advisor Mitchell Charlesworth is announcing today the launch of a new company following the merger of its corporate finance division with leading North West based corporate finance firm Vanguard.

The new company MC Vanguard Corporate Finance will start operating from December within the Mitchell Charlesworth group of companies. Vanguard's four strong team will work across Mitchell Charlesworth's offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Chester and Widnes.

MC Vanguard Liverpool

  • Pictured LtoR - MC Vanguard Liverpool-Based Team: Clive Plummer (Chairman), Robin Gower (MC Vanguard Manager), Brian McCann (MC Vanguard, Partner), Richard Johnson (Partner)

Vanguard's founder Brian McCann will join Mitchell Charlesworth as a Partner together with corporate finance Managers Robin Gower and Jean Hughes and Assistant Duncan McCann. As part of the merger Vanguard's Robin Gower will move permanently into Mitchell Charlesworth's Deansgate offices in Manchester City Centre.

MC Vanguard Manchester

  • Pictured LtoR - MC Vanguard Manchester-Based Team: Bob Gore (Corporate Finance, Partner), Robin Gower (MC Vanguard), Brian McCann (MC Vanguard, Partner), Jeremy Oddie (CR&I Partner)

Mitchell Charlesworth Chairman Clive Plummer said the merger reflected the firm's ambition and commitment to offer the complete finance solution to its core market and client base of small to medium sized firms and business owners.

"This is a hugely exciting new venture which will thrust Mitchell Charlesworth further into the corporate finance market," he said. "Brian and the Vanguard team are bringing a wealth of contacts and a huge amount of experience and expertise to Mitchell Charlesworth and we are already working on a number of exciting deals together.

The breadth and depth of Mitchell Charlesworth's services for the SME market is now even more formidable and comprehensive. We offer the highest calibre of expertise across disciplines of accountancy, corporate finance and insurance as well as our newly strengthened wealth management division."

MC Vanguard Corporate Finance partner Brian McCann said the new venture is 'a fusion' of expertise.

"This merger is about bringing talent, skills, contacts and experience together to create one of the best  corporate finance firms in the region," he said. "With Mitchell Charlesworth's depth of experience in key areas such as tax and due diligence we can market our services more widely and extensively. Our core offering will remain acquisition search, exit planning and deal management services. However, we are confident that we can now reach a wider range of businesses, just at the time when we believe the market for mid-sized transactions in the North West is showing signs of a strong recovery. 

We built Vanguard by working with ambitious business owners who want to accelerate their growth through acquisition and with other hard working clients looking for help to maximise the value of the businesses they have   spent a lifetime building. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue this strategy from within one of the region's strongest accounting and advisory firms"

Vanguard has operated since 2007 from Liverpool Science Park, specialising in acquisition and disposal transactions, as well as fundraising for SME's. The team has completed a regular stream of transactions throughout the North West, particularly for clients in the technology, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. Vanguard's founder Brian McCann has over 20 year's advisory experience having started his career with KPMG. He is also a board member with Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Chester Swimming Association which operate the City Baths.

For more information about MC Vanguard and its services, contact Brian McCann on tel: 0151 705 3520 or email: brian@vanguardcf.com. Alternatively, complete a quick enquiry form.

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