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UK independent M&A firm, Opus Corporate Finance, joins the Mergers Alliance Partnership

5th December 2017

Mergers Alliance is very pleased to welcome the London based Opus Corporate Finance (www.opuscf.com) into our partnership of class leading mid-market corporate finance companies.

Opus corporate finance is an independent, management-owned corporate finance advisory business which focuses on the mid-market in the UK and European internationally.

It is partner led with a total of some 20 professionals. The partners have held prominent positions in leading investment banking and advisory firms (BZW, CitiGroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Kleinwort Benson, UBS) and leading advisory firms (Gleacher Shacklock, Greenhill, PWC) with extensive international experience, including in the US, Asia and the Middle East. They have excellent connections at the most senior level to UK-based businesses and private equity firms.

They offer the full range of advisory services and has an active private placement activity. It has an excellent track record of completed transaction since the firm was founded in 2006. In the last three years, the firm has advised on in excess of £1bn of aggregate value of transactions.

Commenting on Opus Corporate Finance entrance into the Mergers Alliance Partnership, Nigel McNelly, Partner, said “We are delighted to join this active and successful partnership. It will undoubtedly enhance our international reach and ability to service our client base. I am confident that our extensive experience and contact network will bring an active pipeline of new opportunities. We are looking forward to be an active member and to working closely with our new colleagues in the Alliance.”

On the integration of Opus Corporate Finance, Stas Michael, Managing Director at Mergers Alliance said, “We are really pleased to be welcoming Opus Corporate Finance and their highly qualified, talented professionals into our global partnership. Their valuable experience and contacts within the UK market strengthens Mergers Alliance’s presence in this key market and enhances its diverse transaction pipeline. We are excited by this latest development and look forward to working with our new colleagues in the UK.”


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