Mid-tier accountancy firm Carter Backer Winter LLP (CBW – www.cbw.co.uk/) appoints Odhran Dodd, formerly a Partner at UHY Hacker Young LLP* to head its new Corporate Finance department.
Odhran Dodd comes with 15 years’ experience in investment banking, having completed over 60 deals in a wide variety of sectors from recruitment, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, oil and gas, mining and renewables. However, his particular specialism is in selling established profitable companies with retiring owner managers. Consequently he has a wide network of interested buyers for this type of business.
His expertise is focused on disposal of owner managed businesses, MBOs/MBIs, fundraising – from debt or alternative capital providers to transaction negotiations. He brings with him a wealth of connections with lending banks and alternative capital providers as well as Nomads, brokers, trading houses, financial PR companies and lawyers.
Odhran Dodd comments on his appointment: “I relish the challenge of heading and establishing a brand new Corporate Finance department at CBW. I believe that the post-recessionary market is fast gaining momentum and creating new opportunities for both established companies and those ready to test new waters. I expect the CBW Corporate Finance team to grow fast since there is a lot of funding available for deals and the environment is very positive for corporate expansion. We will have the expertise to help our clients harness this growth.”
Peter Winter, Managing Partner at CBW, says: “Our ambition has always been for CBW to be a full service firm but for a long time the sluggish nature of the market meant adding a Corporate Finance team to our practice was not practical. Now, however, with the economy on an upward turn and businesses feeling more bullish about their future, we are delighted to be able to appoint Odhran who will be responsible for helping CBW’s existing clients as well as drawing new projects from elsewhere in the market.”