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Clifford Brown takes the helm at Shaw Gibbs Corporate Finance Division - news article image

Clifford Brown takes the helm at Shaw Gibbs Corporate Finance Division

28 Jan 2016

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Shaw Gibbs announces the appointment of Clifford Brown as Director & Head of Corporate Finance.

With over 15 years’ senior experience in the field as an advisor and in-house, Clifford’s work has included disposals, acquisitions, raising equity finance for growth companies, structuring MBO/MBI transactions and raising finance from £1m to £60m. His experience spans a wide range of business sectors, including UK manufacturing, marketing services, recruitment and business process outsourcing.

Peter O’Connell comments: “Our client base has grown remarkably in recent years and corporate finance is in high demand from a wide and diverse business community, from startups to multinationals. Clifford’s experience strengthens our authority and offering across the range of corporate finance services, and give us the ability to take this division - and our firm - to new levels. We warmly welcome Clifford to the Shaw Gibbs team.”

Clifford Brown adds: “In addition to building new relationships with business owners and leaders, I am genuinely excited by the prospect of supporting our current base of clients with their strategic corporate finance aspirations.

“I will be focusing efforts on building on and enhancing the corporate finance platform that Peter O’Connell has established to ensure that the services we offer are aligned with the needs of clients looking for support on corporate transactions. It is a privilege for me to be welcomed to the Shaw Gibbs team at an exciting phase in the firm’s evolution and I look forward to my future with the company.”

A Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA from Oxford’s Said Business School, Clifford Brown joins Shaw Gibbs from a boutique corporate finance house. He recently handled the sale of high end health club business Clarice House Group to Bannatynes Fitness Limited, the sale of Octavian Securities Limited to CE Facilities Services Limited and the investment and MBO of Cursor Controls by Maven Capital Partners.

Prior roles include Financial Controller and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis at Harley-Davidson Europe and senior finance positions at Thomson Reuters, where he worked on the joint venture between Reuters Group PLC and Dow Jones that resulted in the formation of Factiva, a leading provider of business-critical information.

Clifford Brown takes over Shaw Gibbs’ Corporate Finance Division from Peter O’Connell, who is now the firm’s Managing Director. Contact Clifford Brown at

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