Azets announced that it has expanded its corporate finance team in Birmingham by adding four new hires.
Zoe Hacking, Pawan Kandel and Sudip Khatri all join as executives and Lauryn Mayson joins one of the many new graduates from the Midlands.
The new hires brought Azets’ Birmingham office to a total of 100 new hires, reaching a ‘hundredth milestone’ for the company.
Azets, which has 14 offices in the Midlands, Shropshire and Welsh borders, “aims for quadruple growth in the region over the next five years,” the company said.
Azets said the recruits underscore the company’s commitment to “accelerate these plans and expand its specialist reach,” while its corporate finance team “reflects dynamic practice” as SMEs continue to pivot towards recovery from Covid-19.
Mark Selby, National Head of Corporate Finance at Azets, said: “I welcome Lauryn, Zoe, Pawan and Sudip to the team and look forward to supporting them on their journey at Azets. Each of them has demonstrated enthusiasm and skill, both of which will be essential in advising our clients for the next 18-24 months.
“The Azets Corporate Finance team – both in the Midlands and nationwide – is going through its most active period in its history. We expect this to hold steady as many clients continue to trade heavily after recovering from the impact of Covid, and banks and private equity providers are keenly seeking attractive lending and investment opportunities. “
Praveen Gupta, Managing Partner of the Office and National Head of Taxation at the firm, said: “Azets has had quite a journey, and this is just the latest of many milestones in our continuing evolution.
“I am delighted to have welcomed so many people to Azets Birmingham and we are all proud of the investment Azets has made in recruiting and developing talented advisors at all levels across our business.
She added: ‘We have already announced plans to hire 650 new positions over the next 12 months – with 100 available in the Midlands – and I expect the Birmingham office to continue to grow, both in terms of volume and specialization. “