John MacLean joins Quantuma as Director in Glasgow office

28 October 2020 2 min. read
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Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed restructuring and property expert John MacLean as a director in Scotland.

The new Director joins Quantuma’s Glasgow team, having spent the last ten years as a director at two advisory firms and has had several secondments to lending teams of major banks.

He will now work alongside Ian Wright, Head of Scotland at Quantuma, to strengthen the firm’s presence in the region and enhance its offering to advisers and businesses alike. Wright: “John is a very welcome addition to our restructuring and advisory offering.”

John MacLean, Director, Quantuma

Wright added, “With John’s extensive skillset, experience and credentials in property, banking and restructuring advisory, we are ideally placed to offer a credible alternative to the Big Four, where conflicts of interest continue to be a challenge. I am delighted that we are able to offer a developing portfolio of advisory services to our own clients and look forward to working with John.”

A chartered accountant, MacLean spent the last five years with RSM, where he was latterly a Director responsible for case management, business development and advisory work in its Glasgow office. He worked on complex assignments, predominately involving distressed property assets.

Prior to that, he was also a Director for four years at Begbies Traynor, where he worked with lenders on turnaround and disposal strategies for distressed property loans across various asset classes including residential and commercial work.

MacLean commented, “It is an extremely busy time for restructuring and business advisory firms across the whole of the UK as companies around the country continue their fight against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Scotland is no exception and Quantuma’s unique offering and broad range of advisory services is what sets it apart. Its presence in the region has excelled quickly in recent months, so I am excited to be joining at such a pivotal time in our growth journey.”

Business advisory firm Quantuma has seen a year of rapid expansion through 2020. Following a spike in demand for its staple line of restructuring, the firm attracted major investment earlier in the year from the AIM-listed K3 Capital Group. The acquisition concluded for around £27 million, as demand for consultancies specialising in insolvency and restructuring work from UK clients ramped up amid the coronavirus pandemic – and has since put its funding to work in growing its UK operations.