Laurence heads up the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of M&A award events over recent years, including the Insider Central & East of England Dealmaker Awards in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009, The British Accountancy Corporate Finance Awards in 2015, The M&A Finance Awards in 2015, Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards in 2015 and the AI Corporate Finance Awards in 2015. Laurence has also been awarded the CF designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise.
He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute. During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team.
Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and strategic planning.
He is married with two sons. In his spare time, Laurence enjoys football, tennis, skiing, the beach and keeping fit. He was also a member for three years of the inaugural Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters’ Committee.