Accounting and consulting firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has recently promoted Paul Blythe to Partner in its Corporate Finance practice. Blythe, who has been at Crowe Clark Whitehill for roughly four years now, is based in the firms’ London office.
Paul Blythe has 20 years of experience in the area of audit, transactions and corporate finance. After graduating from The University of Dundee, he started his career in early 1996 at Bryden Johnson, a boutique accountancy firm based in Croydon, where he spent four years. In 2001 he joined counterpart MRI Moores Rowland, where he moved into the field of corporate finance. After a spell at Mazars, another accounting and consulting firm, where he spent four years in his last role as Director, Blythe joined Crowe Clark Whitehill in September 2010.
Over the past years Blythe has gained extensive experience working as a reporting accountant on Main Market, AIM and ISDX transactions and undertaking financial due diligence investigations on private M&A transactions. He has particular expertise in natural resources, having completed transactions for companies involved in oil & gas exploration offshore in Tanzania, Mozambique and the North Sea, rare earths exploration in Madagascar, gold production in Fiji, gold exploration in the Republic of Guinea, El Salvador and Nicaragua, coal production in China and Indonesia and diamond exploration in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Brazil.
“Paul’s appointment as a Corporate Finance partner represents our continued commitment to further strengthen our corporate advisory service. I am delighted to see internal promotions to partnership and Paul is the eighth in the last two years. Crowe Clark Whitehill is committed to developing its people and to making strategic lateral hires,” says David Mellor, Chief Executive of Crowe Clark Whitehill.