Corporate advisory and investment practice completes deals worth more than £200m

Corporate advisory and investment practice Debrett’s Private Finance has completed 11 transactions with a combined value of more than £200m in its second year of trading.

The Birmingham-based firm’s team has also grown to 14 people with the appointment of dealmaker Gabriella Eeles who joins as a principal.

Eeles began her career in forensic accountancy at Mazars before moving to BDO as a corporate finance senior manager where she has advised on a number of public and private M&A transactions including acquisitions, disposals, carve outs and private equity investments.

Sector experience includes the industrials and facilities management sectors, with recent successful transactions including the carve out of Hill and Smith Holdings plc’s Swedish road safety rental business to RentSafe Sverige AB and the sale of Newtons Group to Q3 Services Group.

Prior to her career in corporate finance, Eeles was a professional oboist, playing with orchestras including Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Opera.

She said: “I’m excited to be joining Debrett’s at a time when they are continuing to grow and disrupt the market.  The opportunity to work alongside such high calibre people is fantastic, I look forward to being a part of the evolution of this incredible business.”

Debrett’s Private Finance director James England said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Gaby to the team. Against an uncertain market backdrop, we continue to see lots of activity and her expertise is much needed.”

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