About WHR

WHR a leading Manchester property consultant has been acquired by Canadian-headquartered firm Avison Young. WHR specialise in industrial and office consultancy, investment, and property management, and have been involved in many high-profile property deals.

About the deal

The Corporate Finance team of Cowgill Holloway have been working with WHR since March 2015. The team carried out a detailed shareholder review evaluating the objective of the shareholders, current valuation and target valuation. This allowed them to develop their exit strategy. Ian Johnson, Corporate Finance Partner at Cowgill Holloway led the Corporate Finance team.

Our role in the deal

Cowgill Holloway have been working with WHR for some considerable time to find a suitable target and assisted them in finding a firm who would continue to expand the firm internationally. Mark Williams, Gareth Buckley, Mike Rooney and Dan Crossley will become principals of Avison Young.

This acquisition is a great opportunity for new Managing Director, Mark Williams, of the Manchester office to look after the future growth of the business. Ian Johnson, Corporate Finance Partner at Cowgill Holloway led the Corporate Finance team.

Cowgill Holloway assisted with the following:

  • Detailed shareholder review
  • Evaluation of the objective of the shareholders
  • Current valuation and target valuation
  • Development of an exit strategy

Why Cowgill Holloway?

We are a leading firm of accountancy, tax and business advisors based in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool offering a range of financial solutions to a diverse client base. Our Corporate Finance team have extensive, broad ranging experience of transactional services and are dedicated in advising entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate clients.

Each client receives a tailored approach from Cowgill Holloway to suit their specific needs and circumstances and is characterised by a high level partner involvement.