Cowgills makes further partner announcement as growth continues
We are delighted to announce that James Kennedy has been promoted to partner, as its deal advisory team continues to grow at pace.
James, who joined the company four years ago from Clearwater International having qualified with Deloitte, is now the sixth partner in the deal advisory team and the nineteenth partner in the firm. It follows the continued expansion of Cowgills with a series of key appointments and promotions this year.
Commenting on the announcement Ian Johnson, head of deal advisory, said: “This promotion is extremely well deserved. James has played an integral role in driving the growth and momentum of the business, providing sound advice and guidance for his clients and colleagues and we are extremely proud to announce his partnership.”
2022 has been an extraordinary year of acceleration and achievement for Cowgills, with its deal advisory team advising on 22 transactions with a deal value of more than £260m. Since joining in 2018, James has led on many transactions and built significant experience in the healthcare sector. He was also the lead advisor on the recent acquisition of Total Swimming Group by JD Sports.
James added: “To be made partner is a proud moment in my career and I’m very thankful to my fellow partners for the opportunity. We have a great team which continues to reach new heights and my promotion is a clear example of the opportunities that are available at Cowgills. The momentum we have built shows no sign of dissipating as we look forward to another office move in the new year to accommodate the growing team.”
Since James joined Cowgills, the deal advisory team has grown from 12 people to 31 as additional service lines have been launched to support clients in all aspects of deal advisory, across a variety of specialties including business services, healthcare and technology.
The team has filled its existing space at Manchester’s ABC and will be announcing a move to a larger office in the coming weeks.
Headquartered in Bolton and with offices in Manchester and Liverpool, the company now has 230 employees and is attracting the region’s brightest talent with its compelling offer of exceptional benefits, flexibility, and professional opportunity.
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