A corporate finance specialist at Newcastle-based Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance (RGCF) has been promoted to Corporate Finance Director, a year after joining the firm.
Rhiannon Nightingale joined RGCF as Corporate Finance Senior Manager in April 2020 to support the growing demand for its specialist CF services.
After attending the University of Bristol, Rhiannon qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in the city, before relocating to the North East several years ago.
Prior to joining RGCF, Rhiannon worked at Newcastle-based Mayborn Group, a global branded baby and toddler product company, where she was Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions Lead.
Since her move to RGCF, Rhiannon’s transaction highlights include advising on the management buy-out of education technology specialist, eQuality Solutions Group; the management buy-in of market-leading port handling and logistics company, JST Services (Scotland) Ltd; and the sale of telecommunications specialist, Nice Network Ltd to LDC-backed, Onecom.
RGCF has seen a heightened appetite for business acquisitions, highlighting the strategies of ambitious companies in 2021. As a result, RGCF’s team continues to grow, with a strong pipeline of transactions, which require the expertise of experienced CF practitioners like Rhiannon.
Carl Swansbury, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at RGCF, said: “Rhiannon’s promotion to Director is deserved recognition for her hard work and commitment to helping our clients to deliver their growth strategies even during this unique and challenging period.
“It’s particularly pleasing that Rhiannon has been promoted after only being with RGCF for a year. She’s been a great addition to the team and reflects the strategy across RG to attract and develop the best talent and expertise.”
Rhiannon said: “I’m hugely excited to be taking the next step in my career with RGCF. The strength of the CF team was a major draw when I joined the practice, which is evident in the quality and scope of the transactions we have delivered.”
“The last 12 months have been remarkably challenging for all businesses and as a trusted advisor we have been well-placed to support clients as they have continued to scale, despite the current economic environment.”