Boutique investment bank Invenio Corporate Finance has today confirmed that experienced Chartered Accountant and M&A specialist Paul Arora has joined as a Senior Partner.

Paul has considerable UK and overseas experience, and has held senior positions within Ladbrokes, Rio Tinto, Lombard Bank and Trace Group. He also spent ten years running the family office for the Vice Chairman of Hyatt International, during which he was involved in numerous international transactions in Europe and Asia.

More recently, Paul ran his own M&A boutique, specialising in sell-side transactions across a wide range of sectors, including IT, travel logistics, manufacturing, corporate hospitality and biotechnology. He subsequently spent two years as a Partner at Bluebox Corporate Finance.

Paul’s join marks a period of rapid expansion for the firm, as he becomes the third addition to the Invenio Corporate Finance team in recent months. Iain Clarke, an experienced consultant with over twenty year’s industry experience, joined earlier this year as a Partner. Iain has extensive experience in the global asset management sector, and acts for clients on both buy-side and sell-side mandates.

Additionally, successful entrepreneur and former professional rugby player Ken Moss has joined the firm’s Advisory Board. Ken has over thirty year’s experience in the IT industry – of which twenty have been spent in CEO and/or Chairman roles – and specialises in strategic development and fast-growth businesses.

Paul commented:“I am delighted to now be part of the formidable team at Invenio. The firm has a progressive approach to handling deals, and with an array of exciting projects in our pipeline, I am relishing the opportunity to add to the compelling platform.”

Founder and Managing Partner Mark Hardwicke said: “Paul is a tremendous addition to our growing team, and adds to our capability to handle complex international transactions. Key players like Paul, Iain and Ken ensure alignment with our increasing client demand.”

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