20 April 2023
The UK arm of global M&A advisory firm Translink Corporate Finance has announced the appointments of Aaron Lowery as Assistant Director and Ellie Jacobs as Corporate Finance Executive to the firm’s Leeds and Sheffield offices respectively.
The double appointment comes just two months after Yorkshire-based BHP Corporate Finance and Midlands-based IMA Corporate Finance rebranded as Translink Corporate Finance.
Aaron has more than eight years’ experience working in M&A, joining from YFM Equity Partners where he was an Investment Manager, having previously worked in Transaction Support at one of the Big Four consulting firms.
With a wealth of expertise in working with owner managed businesses in the mid-market, Aaron will bring a unique insight from his work as both an advisor and investor.
Aaron said: “I am delighted to join the Translink team at such an exciting time for the firm. The rebrand recognises the importance of our global network and the close working relationships we have with our international colleagues, and there is a very healthy pipeline of deals that will give me the opportunity to work with some exciting local businesses.
“I have significant experience in working with both national and global businesses, so the move to a local firm that has an international outlook is the perfect fit for me.
“I am proud to be joining a firm that has such a strong reputation in the Yorkshire market and I’m looking forward to contributing to Translink’s future successes. The recent rebrand is exciting because it increases our ability to deliver cross border transactions for our clients, and it’s going to be a really busy period for the team.”
Ellie, who lives in Sheffield, graduated in 2020 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Newcastle. After completing her studies, Ellie decided on a career in finance and landed a place on a graduate scheme as an Audit Associate. She has since built up her knowledge in the financial world, and has now completed 14 out of 15 of her ACA exams, with one more to go.
In her new role in Translink’s Sheffield office, Ellie will provide valuable support on a range of transactions, particularly with the increasing levels of cross-border projects that the team is working on.
Ellie said: “I am so excited to work for a firm that really puts its clients and employees first. My new role will be varied, and I’m looking forward to not only sharing my financial expertise but also learning and developing my skills alongside the rest of the Translink team.
“I was attracted to working for a firm that really cares about its employees, and prides itself on a positive workplace culture and championing a healthy work-life balance. And of course delighted to be one of the first people appointed under the new brand of Translink Corporate Finance UK. I can’t wait to be a part of the firm’s exciting future.”
Andy Haigh, Partner at Translink Corporate Finance, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Aaron and Ellie to the Translink UK team.
“The double appointment reflects the continued investment we are making in the UK after rebranding to Translink Corporate Finance earlier this year.
“Aaron and Ellie fit perfectly into our team as they share the same ‘people first’ ethos and commitment to providing excellent client service that are core parts of our culture.”
Translink Corporate Finance provides a full range of deal advisory and transaction support services for corporates, management teams, investors and funders and work alongside their global Translink colleagues. They use their global reach, sector expertise and deep local market insights to maximise the outcomes of cross-border deal-making.
The team is made up of corporate finance experts including 11 Partners, who have collaborated on an increasing number of successful projects in recent years, working closely with Translink colleagues across the globe to assist management teams, shareholders and private companies navigate what are typically complex processes.