New managing partner for corporate finance advisory firm

Morgan Atherton

Stamford-based Bishopsgate Corporate Finance has appointed Morgan Atherton as managing partner.

Atherton brings over 25 years of international M&A and private equity experience to the Bishopsgate team. He began his career at Arthur Andersen before moving to NatWest Specialised Finance and then to KPMG in a senior position. He spent 10 years at KPMG working on a large number of international and private equity mandates.

After a successful career at KPMG, Atherton then moved in-house as CFO of Dimensions Clothing, the supplier of uniforms and workwear. During his time with Dimensions, he oversaw significant international growth and led numerous acquisitions and strategic projects, most recently the £50m MBO supported by LDC in 2019.

Founding partner Simon Stephenson said: “Morgan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as both an advisor and also as a principal during his time at Dimensions. We believe this unique blend of experience will be invaluable to our clients, and he is a great addition to the team. We are excited about the opportunities that Morgan’s appointment will create as we look to build on significant growth achieved in recent years.

“Morgan has joined the team as managing partner which signals our intent to continue to grow and service our client base. He will be followed by two further appointments who will join the business in August and September taking the dealmaking team to 10. This investment in the team follows significant investment in both our technology infrastructure and our balance sheet to ensure we are well placed for the future to continue to provide premium advisory services to the UK’s business community.”

Atherton said: “I am delighted and incredibly excited to be joining the Bishopsgate team during a transformational period of growth for the business. I have known Bishopsgate for many years and have been hugely impressed by its success and the achievements of the team. I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience to help both the team build on its strong foundations and, most importantly, our clients realise their strategic goals and ambitions.”