With more than 20 years’ experience advising businesses on all aspects of M&A and value creation, the firm said Bowtell specialises in helping entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses to “achieve their growth ambitions”.
He has led a large number of national and international mid-market transactions to successful completion, ranging in value from £2m to more than £100m.
It added he focuses on supporting mid-market businesses with exit planning, equity realisation, commercial strategies, raising equity and debt finance, buyouts and accelerated M&A. This includes working across a broad range of sectors and advising on both buy-side and sell-side, in particular for deals backed by a private equity investor.
Bowtell’s appointment coincides with the launch of FRP’s first office in Cambridge, which has opened at Nine Hills Road, and follows a “significant period” of growth for FRP following the acquisition of JDC Group.
Over the last 12 months, it has grown its headcount by 25% in the East of England and its 20-strong team, which includes five partners and four directors, will now work across its offices in Norwich and Cambridge.
Bowtell said: “FRP has invested heavily in its Corporate Finance team with the launch of FRP Corporate Finance and joining the team to at the time of the launch of the office in Cambridge presents a huge opportunity for me to not only work with a very talented team and some great people, but to also support the firm’s wider growth ambitions and help to drive our presence in a new market.
“I know the region well having worked across the East of England throughout my career and am looking forward to growing our team and supporting the ambitions of businesses across the region.”
Jeremy French, COO of FRP, added: “Dan is an experienced Corporate Finance adviser and with his knowledge, expertise and connections he is perfectly placed to play a leading role in the launch of our first office in Cambridge.
“By working in partnership with our team in Norwich, I have no doubt he will play a pivotal role in the growth of our practice across the region as we continue to focus on providing a best-in-class service to our clients and creating a great place to work.”