Quantuma adds new Corporate Finance Director

14 September 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed a new Corporate Finance Director. Adrian Howells has assumed the position at the consultancy, having arrived from corporate finance accountancy HMT, where he was an Associate Director.

Corporate recovery and business advisory firm Quantuma recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with the reporting of the firm’s strong financial performance. Turnover for the year to 31 March 2018 rose to £10.4 million, an increase of 10% on 2017 levels, while headcount at the consultancy increased from 96 to 140. Continuing this trend, Quantuma confirmed in August that it had hired 5 new professionals across its London, Bristol and Southampton offices.

Now, the firm has appointed a new Corporate Finance Director, as it bids to meet rising demand as corporate finance advisory booms across the consulting industry. Adrian Howells takes up the role in Quantuma’s London office, bringing more than a decade of experience in auditing and corporate finance work with him. He specialises in both lead advisory and debt advisory services, while also possessing a track record of helping shareholders exit their business, while achieving maximum value, and in acquisitions, including management buy-ins. The chartered accountant will report to Mark Lucas, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at Quantuma, and will have a national remit with Quantuma.

Quantuma adds new Corporate Finance Director

Howells arrives at Quantuma from auditing and professional services firm HMT, where he led the company’s debt advisory practice. In this capacity, he regularly advised private companies and private equity firms on raising capital facilities in the £2.5 million to £25 million space. Prior to his four years with HMT, he was a Group Management Accountant with the Ridgeway Group, where he spent more than two years. Previously, Howells had commenced his career with a five year spell at RSM Tenon, where he qualified as a chartered accountant before becoming an Audit Senior.

Mark Lucas commented, "Thanks to the strength of our teams and our client focus, we are seeing a surge in demand for our corporate finance advisory services. Adrian is a highly respected expert with specialist knowhow in debt advisory and equity transactions and has a great track record of closing deals. Adrian's skillset will bolster the team, as it continues to provide first-rate financial and operational solutions to clients across a range of sectors."

Howells himself added, "It's clear that Quantuma is committed to growth, with an expanding portfolio of mid-market corporates and SMEs seeking the firm’s corporate finance expertise. The market conditions at the moment are particularly complex, and it is vital for businesses to consult experts that understand the pressures, so they can achieve the best outcome."

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