Nicola Bullock has been promoted to Partner at Bates Weston.
Nicola founded the Corporate Finance division in 2004 alongside Chris Jones. Over the last ten years the business has established a strong reputation for deal origination and execution across the U.K. This record of success is a testament to her work advising owner managers of businesses on sale and working with corporate and institutional acquirers.
Her appointment follows a strong first quarter of the year, during which completed transactions totalled £25m. These included the sale of a national care provider employing over 1,100 staff which provides care to service users with learning disabilities. In addition the team advised on the sale of Staffordshire Hydraulic Services Limited in Stoke-on-Trent. SHS designs and manufactures high pressure testing equipment and power packs for applications in oil and gas, power and industrial sectors.
Chris Jones, head of the Corporate Finance Team commented, “Nicola has worked tirelessly over the years to ensure that deals have completed and her clients best interests have been served. I have no doubt that she will be a major asset to the partnership going forward”.
Nicola commented, “I am delighted to be joining the partnership at this time. Following a busy period the pipeline of active mandates remains strong. This reflects a buoyant market both locally and across the U.K.”