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Cowgill Holloway appoints John Fowler to lead growth of Liverpool office

Cowgill Holloway, the top 60 UK accountancy firm, has appointed John Fowler as Corporate Finance Director to further develop the firm’s services for the Merseyside region. In addition he will work across the entire corporate finance spectrum with a focus on fund raising, acquisitions and grooming businesses for sale.

John is replacing Mark Borzomato who is leaving the firm to return to his private equity roots. Mark has spent over two years developing and growing the Liverpool practice and will step down from his role at the end of August 2012.

John has over eleven years of corporate finance experience, covering a wide range of sectors and including several high profile deals in both a lead advisory and a transaction support capacity. Most recently he completed an interim role where he was involved with leading the post merger integration of the UK division (The Global Draw Limited) of US listed company (Scientific Games Company Inc.) with Barcrest Limited. He has worked in all areas of corporate finance providing a range of advice to businesses in the £2m to £100m turnover range.

Commenting on his appointment, John says: “The role is a fantastic opportunity to be a driving force in Cowgill Holloway’s expanding corporate finance activities. The firm’s presence in Merseyside has shown incredible growth in the last three years and I am delighted to be an integral part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to expand its offering in this region. I’m really looking forward to working with the team, as well as further exploring the opportunities that this incredibly vibrant region has to offer.”

Ian Johnson, Head of Corporate Finance at Cowgill Holloway, adds: “We are saddened by Mark’s departure.  We wish him every success in his new role and thank him for his commitment to the practice over the last two and a half years. We are extremely pleased to welcome John to the team. He has a very impressive level of experience and expertise that will be of great benefit to our clients as we continue to move forward with our Liverpool office growth programme.

Prior to joining Cowgill Holloway, John trained and qualified at PKF, he then spent time in the Corporate Finance department of Brabners Chaffe Street Solicitors before spending three years in industry.

John’s appointment coincides with firm relocating from The Plaza to new office space at Yorkshire House on Chapel Street in Liverpool centre. The move forms part of the practice strategy to drive growth and expansion across the Merseyside region, John will be based out of the new Liverpool office.

Also joining the corporate finance team is James Hindle, a Manager who will work alongside Corporate Finance Partner, Paul Stringer in the Manchester office. James joins from Beever & Struthers where he spent nine years, five of which were spent in the corporate finance team.


The information was correct at time of publishing but may now be out of date.

Posted by Ian Johnson
21st August, 2012
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