Cooper Parry swoops for Grant Thornton duo

Sarah Abrahams

Cooper Parry’s Tech & High Growth team has added Sarah Abrahams, head of growth finance, and Nick Hawkins, associate director, to its ranks.

Abrahams has spent the last seven years leading the team at Grant Thornton, raising over £400m for her clients in the process. She is also a non-executive director for the Mayor of London’s Greater London Investment Fund – a £100m fund of funds providing loan and equity finance for London SMEs.

Hawkins was also a part of that team, and he spent the last six years supporting scale up companies on growth capital transactions, with particular experience and interest in technology, food and drink, leisure and retail.

Recently, he has acted as lead adviser on a number of high-profile, cross-border transactions.

Steve Leith, relationship partner and head of tech & high growth at Cooper Parry, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah and Nick to the team. They add an important component in our support for high potential and high-growth companies – funding advice for Seed and Series A rounds. With the investment landscape in flux, companies at this stage face many challenges in closing funding rounds, all whilst striving to maintain their existing growth trajectories. Sarah and Nick can make a massive difference to the success and outcome of the fundraising process.”

 

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