Chiene + Tait announces director promotion as corporate finance team exceeds £200m

Chiene + Tait (C+T) has promoted one of its senior team members, Jonathan Griffiths, to the role of director as the firm’s corporate finance team exceeds £200 million in deal values.

Chiene + Tait announces director promotion as corporate finance team exceeds £200m

Paul Mason, head of Chiene + Tait's corporate finance team

After beginning his career in Glasgow, Mr Griffiths continued to develop his corporate finance experience in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Griffiths returned to his native Glasgow in 2017, when he joined the C+T team as a manager.

Formed in October 2016 when Paul Mason joined the firm as partner, the corporate finance division has now completed over 20 significant deals since its inception. This has included a number of high-profile transactions during summer 2019, including advising US-based gene therapy company AskBio on its acquisition of Scottish biotech firm Synpromics and assisting independent digital marketing agency QueryClick on its £2m equity investment led by Archangels. The combined enterprise value of deals totalled more than £200m.

With a focus on quality of advice over quantity of deals, the team has grown to four, with a fifth colleague due to start in March.

The team has also enjoyed early success with their corporate finance internship programme, which offers one university student each year a taste of the deals market before committing to their eventual career.

Paul Mason, head of C+T’s corporate finance team, said: “We‘re pleased to have surpassed the £200m deal value level in a relatively short timescale. I’m also delighted to announce Jonathan’s promotion to director level. He is an exceptional colleague who has been central in my ability to build a strong practice which has brought added quality to the M&A and advisory market here in Scotland.

“As we continue to welcome new colleagues during 2020, we look forward to supporting clients and helping generate further economic growth throughout Scotland and beyond.”

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