Corporate finance firm adds to Bristol team with new partner

FRP has appointed a new partner to its Bristol office as part of its ongoing national team expansion.

Tim Spooner joins the South West corporate finance team after spending over two decades at KPMG, where he held a senior leadership role in the corporate finance team since 2011.

During his time at KPMG, Spooner provided strategic advice to local business owners and management teams across various sectors, including healthcare, technology, and infrastructure.

Tim brings a wealth of deal experience, having recently advised clients like Amdaris, Mike Burton Group, Inside Travel Group, Power Electrics, and JoJo Maman Bébé on sale processes, capital raises, and non-core disposals.

In his new role, the Bristol-born adviser will contribute to the expansion of FRP Corporate Finance’s presence in the region.

Spooner said: “FRP Corporate Finance is highly regarded across the industry and has a track record of delivering excellent work for high-profile clients and transactions.

“As a Bristolian, I’m looking forward to getting out there, re-connecting with and meeting more of the ambitious and driven businesses that make the South West such an exciting place to be, as well as working alongside my new talented and experienced colleagues.”

Mark Naughton, who leads the firm’s corporate finance team in the South West, added: “Tim’s appointment reiterates our ability to attract the very best talent in the corporate finance sector, as we work to expand our regional offering as part of our growing national team.

“He is well known in the Bristol dealmaking community and brings a wealth of experience to support our ongoing growth and help deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.”

Tim’s appointment follows two partner promotions in the Bristol office so far this year – Jonathan Dunn in restructuring advisory, and Matt Whitchurch in financial advisory. It also comes as Emma Wade joins the Bristol team having recently re-located from her native France, following internships at Sorgem Évaluation and EY in Paris.

Andrew Sheridan, who is the location leader in Bristol, said: “The breadth and depth of experience we now have across the firm and in Bristol and the wider South West means we are well placed to deliver for our clients across each of our connected service pillars – corporate finance, debt advisory, financial advisory, forensic services and restructuring advisory – at a critical time for firms in the region.”

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