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Mitchell Charlesworth boosts corporate finance team with the promotion of James Curtis to manager

Mitchell Charlesworth has bolstered its corporate finance arm, MC Vanguard with the promotion of James Curtis to corporate finance manager.

James joined MC Vanguard two years ago, and is primarily based in the Manchester office, although operates on a regional basis; working alongside corporate finance partners Brian McCann and Jerry Scriven on a variety of lead advisory and strategic advisory projects.

Before joining MC Vanguard, James worked as a management consultant, with a number of corporate clients, such as Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Aviation, and Kingdom Hotel Investments, primarily in the Middle East, on a wide range of strategic projects. Prior to this James spent 4 years as part of the British Army’s Defence Technical Officer Engineering Entry Scheme.

The international links continue with MC Vanguard being recently involved in an acquisition search on behalf of Workforce Holdings, a listed South African human capital services company.

Recent transactions James has advised on include the trade sale of Crest Environmental and he is currently involved in a variety of buy and sell side transactions, ranging from private equity buyouts, acquisition and disposal mandates.

Brian McCann, partner at MC Vanguard, said: “This promotion recognises and rewards James’ hard work, commitment and contribution to the team since he joined the firm. Following his promotion, he will play an important role in driving our future growth in Manchester alongside partner Jerry Scriven.”

Commenting on his promotion, James said: “I’m delighted with this new position. Working at MC Vanguard has really allowed me to flourish. I feel honoured to have been made manager in such a short space of time, and feel incredibly proud that my commitment has been recognised.”

Exciting things are happening in the Manchester corporate finance market. The city is regarded as an attractive place to obtain corporate finance advice, undertake an acquisition strategy or raise capital. We’re working with companies from across the North West, North Wales and in some cases even further afield. Manchester is very much seen as the hub for corporate finance and other advisory services outside of London; for example, there are now more than 18 private equity houses with a presence in Manchester.

James Curtis. MC Vanguard
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