One of the North West’s most innovative accounting firms, Ascendis, has announced that it is diversifying its offering to clients by bringing in the corporate finance expertise of Christian Hitchen.
With more than a decade’s experience supporting some of the region’s most significant mergers and acquisitions, he will lead Ascendis Corporate Finance and Advisory Limited to further assist the firm’s new and existing clients.
This new department within the firm will work with owners to find investment and exit options for their businesses.
Christian and the team will work with a wide range of sectors, but with a particular focus on financial services, technology and sports, where the firm has a long and successful track record of helping entrepreneurs.
This new service will assist the firm’s existing accounting, audit, tax advisory, strategic financial consultancy and business finance guidance and give clients access to a wide range of expertise and guidance.
Speaking about the launch of Ascendis Corporate Finance and Advisory Limited, Christian said: “After working alongside owner-managers in corporate finance for the last 10 years, I felt like many entrepreneurs were missing a true investment, mergers and acquisition offering run itself, by an owner-manager.
“Growing this new part of Ascendis is a really exciting challenge and I am looking forward to providing my advice and services to a broad range of businesses in the years ahead.”
Richard Fleming, Managing Director at Ascendis, said: “Christian came highly recommended from a number of our professional contacts, especially those in the legal, private equity, venture finance and M&A sectors.
“He is obviously an ambitious, highly experienced and proactive individual who is very passionate about what he does. He is committed to helping business owners achieve the best possible outcomes and he obviously has a wide breadth of experience dealing with the kind of businesses that Ascendis advises.
“As advisors for growth, we feel he is an excellent addition to our team and will help our clients achieve their ultimate goal – a successful sale or investment.”
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