GCA Altium's new Birmingham office off to a flying start

02 June 2020 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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Six months after establishing a base in the Midlands, corporate finance advisory firm GCA Altium has added four advisors to its Birmingham team.

GCA Altium is a global investment bank and corporate finance consultancy with operations in 15 countries across Europe, Asia and America. The firm has a particularly strong presence in the UK, with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and its recently opened Birmingham locale.

Under the leadership of Jeremy Harrison and Jamie Hope – former long standing partners of rival Alantra in the Midlands and former EY and PwC consultants – the Birmingham has come off to a flying start, commissioned to work on a number of deals. To meet the growing roster of clients, the office has now welcomed four new consultants.

Jeremy Harrison and Jamie Hope - GCA Altium

The new recruits are James Taylor and Rashma Begum, who have been poached from KPMG’s corporate finance team in the Midlands and have taken on the role of Associate. Meanwhile, Conor Murray has been appointed as Analyst, hired from boutique player Bracebridge Corporate Finance. Stephanie Topping joined the firm as Executive Assistant and Office Manager.

“At GCA Altium, we are committed to investing in the best and brightest talent to strengthen our ties with the region’s leading entrepreneurs, corporates, private equity houses and wider professional community. It’s excellent to have Conor, Stephanie, James and Rashma on board,” said Harrison and Hope.

In the Midlands, GCA Altium focuses mainly on the technology and business services sectors – office co-founders Harrison and Hope have between them closed more than thirty deals in the space.

Commenting on the addition, Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium said: “The Midlands is a key strategic opportunity for us. It is great to see Jeremy and Jamie building a strong team of experts capable of covering the region.”

Last month, online auction house Lauritz hired the Swedish arm of GCA Altium for strategic services.