Knight Corporate Finance launches sister firm
Telecoms and technology corporate finance firm Knight Corporate Finance has launched a sister business specialising in due diligence and related services.
Knight Transaction Services has been established to support owner managers, corporate acquirers, banks and private equity firms throughout the transaction process, offering a range of services including buy side due diligence, vendor due diligence and vendor assistance.
Hayley Brightmore, formerly a senior member of Grant Thornton’s North West Transaction team, will lead the operation.
She has been joined by associate directors Erin Berry and Jennifer Serridge, who also join from branches in Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.
Hayley Brightmore, director at Knight Transaction Services, said: “The ethos of Knight Transaction Services is to offer a flexible, bespoke and agile service to companies across the UK. For owner managers in particular, due diligence can be a daunting and complex process – and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
“We will deliver tailored support and full transparency to guide and support businesses as they prepare for a transaction. This leaves management teams free to focus their time and effort on the activities that add value to their business.”
Paul Billingham, director and founder of Knight Corporate Finance, added: “We welcome Hayley, Jenny and Erin to the group. Over the last 12 years we have built strong relationships with many acquirers, lenders and investors who have often asked us for a commercially driven due diligence product. To be able to launch Knight Transaction Services with such a talented team is an incredibly exciting prospect.”