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Azets names David Simmons as director

Simmons has been appointed as a director in its North West corporate finance team, in Manchester

Azets has announced the appointment of David Simmons as a director in its North West corporate finance team, in Manchester.

Simmons is a chartered accountant who has specialised in corporate finance work for over 20 years, advising the owners and directors of a wide range of private and listed companies operating in a variety of different sectors on sale, merger, acquisition and fundraising activity. 

Azets said that the appointment will “enhance” its corporate finance capabilities in the North West as it looks to grow its team after a “record start to 2021”. 

In the last year, Azets has advised on 12 deals in the region including advising the family owners of The Wateredge Inn on its sale to The Inn Collection Group. 

Last month Azets in the North West also announced plans to grow within the next five years by “increasing revenue by more than double” by a combination of “organic growth” and “compatible acquisitions” creating around 100 additional, new jobs and taking turnover to around £45m. 

Simmons appointment also coincides with the announcement of over 30 promotions in the region for Azets.

Rob Richardson, head of corporate finance at Azets in the North West, said: “We are thrilled to welcome David to Azets. He is a highly experienced advisor with an outstanding reputation. 

“His appointment is a tremendous reflection on the growing reputation of Azets and its corporate finance business and puts a marker in the ground as we continue to grow and expand our regional capability.”

He added: “Our approach is all about working alongside our colleagues from across the practice to provide full service support to clients throughout their growth journey, helping them fulfil their ambitions and  ultimately exit.”

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