FRP announces new director for Bristol office

Employment & Skills | South West

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has announced a senior promotion in its 11-strong Bristol team, following a period of significant investment in the firm’s people and services.

Alex Sargeant has been promoted to director in the corporate finance team. He has 10 years’ experience working in the South West corporate finance market and specialises in sell-side and buy-side corporate finance advisory, primarily for business owners and private equity investors.

Since joining FRP in 2018, he has advised on deals including the £7.2m Avon Rubber divestment and the sale of Somerset-based global water specialists Hydro International. He also recently supported partner Mark Naughton on the sale of Cornwall-based fishing business W. Stevenson and Sons, and will continue to work closely alongside Mark and the wider team as they provide support to the region’s businesses and their stakeholders.

Mark Naughton, corporate finance partner at FRP in Bristol, said: “We are a people-focused business that is not only committed to delivering the best quality service to our clients, but continues to invest in and develop the talent within our business.

“The current business landscape can be fluid and complex, which is why we strive to continually improve and strengthen our capability to be an advisory firm of choice be that in corporate finance, debt advisory or restructuring.

“Alex’s promotion is testament to his hard work and continued support of clients and I have no doubt he will continue to play a key role in the next stage of our growth journey. I’d like to congratulate him once again and look forward to supporting him in the next phase of his career with FRP.”

Alex Sargeant, director at FRP in Bristol, added: “There are a wealth of ambitious businesses across the South West and Wales that are looking for support as they implement their growth plans and in my new role I will be focussed on ensuring that our clients continue to receive the best-in-class service they need to help their business succeed.”

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