AAB Augment Corporate Finance Service In Yorkshire

AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK and Ireland, is expanding its corporate finance offering across the North of England with the appointment of two new key team members based in Leeds.   Patrick Lynch joins as Corporate Finance…

AAB Augment Corporate Finance Service In Yorkshire

News8th Jul 2024

By Gordon Steele

AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK and Ireland, is expanding its corporate finance offering across the North of England with the appointment of two new key team members based in Leeds.  

Patrick Lynch joins as Corporate Finance Partner, alongside Harris Jones as Corporate Finance Manager. Both Patrick and Harris will be based in the heart of Leeds, in the office on St Paul’s Street. 

Patrick, who brings more than 14 years’ experience in professional services, spent almost a decade at an independent corporate finance firm based in Yorkshire. His experience encompasses both buying and selling roles on transactions, on behalf of SMEs and private equity firms based throughout the UK. 

Patrick joins six other Partners and Directors in AAB’s corporate finance leadership team across the UK and Ireland.   

Throughout the past seven years as a Corporate Finance Advisor, Harris Jones has amassed significant experience in advising shareholders, management teams, and institutional investors within the mid-market, most recently in the M&A team of a global environmental consultancy group. He combines this role with being a Lecturer of Finance within the Accounting and Finance subject group at Leeds Business School. 

Commenting on the appointments, Head of Corporate Finance, Gordon Steele said: 

“Welcoming both Patrick and Harris to the team is another key milestone for us. The AAB corporate finance team is well-established in Scotland, and across the Island of Ireland, and we’re delighted to offer these enhanced services to the North of England. The experience and expertise of both Patrick and Harris will add significant value to our already market leading team.”   

James Hunt, Head of Leeds, added: 

“Since AAB entered the Leeds market in 2021 we have introduced an enhanced range of services to support our clients across the North of England. With both Patrick and Harris joining our team here in Leeds we are excited about the addition of end-to-end corporate finance services to the expanding offering we deliver locally, to benefit our clients both now and in the future.”  

AAB now has corporate finance team members based in offices across Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, and Belfast, supporting clients across the UK, Ireland and internationally. The team provides M&A advisory, due diligence/transaction services, business valuations, fundraising support, business rescue and recovery, insolvency, and litigation support.  

Recent accolades achieved by the team include being named the Top Financial Adviser for M&A activity in Scotland, according to Experian’s United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review, and Transaction Services Team of the Year Award by Insider Media at the Northern Ireland Dealmaker Awards 2024. 

By Gordon Steele