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New corporate finance partner joins Armstrong Watson Yorkshire

Chris Archer will play an ‘integral’ role in the team, which has seen exceptional growth in the past year

Armstrong Watson has announced that Chris Archer has joined its Yorkshire team as a new corporate finance partner. 

According to the firm, Archer 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 the team and is one of six distinguished recruits to have joined since 1 April, in what has been a “record year” for the team. 

He also 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, as well as Australia and Singapore. He joins Armstrong Watson from FRP Advisory where he was also a corporate finance partner. 

For years he has provided Corporate Finance advisory services to clients across a range of sectors, including consumer markets, food and drink and technology and hopes this will continue in our vibrant Yorkshire region. 

Archer 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.” 

He added: “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.”

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