FRP launches new financial advisory pillar

09 February 2023 3 min. read

Business consultancy FRP has launched a new financial advisory pillar, following increased client demand. The move brings together more than 20 experienced advisers to support boards, lenders and investors on mid-market transactions and advisory assignments.

Jeremy French, Chief Operating Officer at FRP Advisory, commented, “It’s our goal to adapt and evolve the services we provide to ensure we are able to support all of our clients at every point of their journey, and the enhancement of our financial advisory offering is a direct response to increased demand for transaction services. The launch of the financial advisory pillar marks the next step of our evolution as a leading national specialist business advisory firm, and by bringing together a team of specialists to focus solely on financial advisory work we are well placed to meet that need both now and in the future.”

With over 570 people and 79 partners across the UK, FRP is a specialist consulting firm that works to assist companies as they transform their operations via deals. The firm offers corporate restructuring, corporate finance, forensic services, pensions advisory and debt advisory services – while also boasting a strong reputation for creating, preserving, and recovering value across a range of complex situations.

FRP launches new financial advisory pillar

FRP already advises clients on matters such as pre-lending and independent business reviews, and provides financial modelling services, contentious and non-contentious valuations and pensions employer covenant reviews. Amid heightened demand for financial consulting, the firm has decided to bring together its existing transaction related services including financial due diligence, independent business reviews, financial modelling, and valuation services, alongside its pensions and company-side advisory services – into a single wing.

Following the launch of this new financial advisory pillar, the business plans to build out its financial due diligence offerings across both buy-side and sell-side transactions, as well as board advisory services, including profit improvement and project appraisals. At the same time, FRP will look to make strategic hires into the financial advisory team to further build its capabilities and enhance the services in key markets, such as private equity.

Justin Matthews, Financial Advisory Director at FRP, commented, “We are seeing demand from clients across the mid-market for specialist support in both buy-side and sell-side transactions. With an experienced UK-wide team and a track record of advising on transactions that involve financial institutions, private equity investors and private clients we are well-placed to meet that demand. I’m looking forward to working in partnership with colleagues across FRP to extend and deepen the services we can provide to clients.”

The move brings together more than 20 experienced advisers. These include Simon Longfield, Jim Davies, Gerald Smith, Gemma Jones, Justin Matthews, Richard Sanfourche and Matt Whitchurch, to support boards, lenders and investors on mid-market transactions and advisory assignments. Meanwhile, FRP has also announced the appointment of Sarah Healy as a Director in the Financial Advisory team. A Chartered Accountant with extensive experience across a range of sectors in the financial services industry, Healy has experience with investment banking, funds and corporate lending.