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M+A Partners has named Isobelle Webster as its latest partner, recognizing her senior roles in audit, corporate finance, and business management, particularly within the agriculture sector. Webster’s promotion underscores the firm’s commitment to talent development and client relationships, with CEO Alistair Fish highlighting her expertise and local industry knowledge as pivotal for the firm’s long-term success.

PKF Smith Cooper has expanded its Business Recovery and Restructuring (BRR) team with the acquisition of BLB Advisory Limited, adding 80 years of combined experience in insolvency and recovery solutions. Director Brett Barton and his team join PKF, bringing expertise in sectors like manufacturing and hospitality. The move supports PKF’s growth strategy, enhancing its presence in the West Midlands and reinforcing its reputation as a leading provider of BRR services, according to Dean Nelson, Head of BRR.

ReSolve has finalised the sale of assets of Cuckooland Limited to Flair Furniture, following challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and changing market dynamics. The sale, facilitated by joint liquidators Simon Jagger and Ben Woodthorpe, maximises value for creditors, marking a significant step in resolving the company’s financial situation. Despite initial attempts to explore rescue options, the sale process concludes with a competitive offer, securing the brand’s future under new ownership.

Gerald Edelman has appointed Will Abell, Paul Twydell, and Paul Attridge as partners, expanding its corporate finance and tax teams. Abell’s promotion reflects the firm’s growth in Corporate Finance, while Twydell and Attridge bring extensive experience in corporate tax and trusts and estates, respectively. The new partners express enthusiasm for joining Gerald Edelman, citing its growth objectives, partnership model, and commitment to diversity and mental wellbeing, signalling a strategic move towards long-term expansion and client-focused solutions.

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