Accounting and business advisory firm UNW has appointed a former Initiated North East Dealmaker of the Year as Corporate Finance Partner.
Former PwC dealmaker Paul Mankin will assume the role where he will oversee the firm’s corporate finance advisory team.
Mankin brings more than three decades of experience to the role, which will involve him chairing UNW’s corporate finance activities, helping to guide and build the team, and strengthening its market position.
He left his role as corporate finance partner for the North East and Yorkshire at PwC in 2020 after 38 years with the firm, during which time he advised on a number of transactions including the sale of ‘Aesica Pharmaceuticals to Consort Medical and the sale of Anson Limited to National. Varco oil well.
Mankin has a reputation for advising clients on a range of matters including acquisitions and divestitures, fundraising, valuations and strategic reviews.
Over the past two years, the UNW team has completed more than a dozen M&A advisory assignments in various industries, in addition to its work on government grants and divestitures in the dental industry.
Mankin said: “UNW has a very strong brand that differentiates locally, with an exceptional track record of going above and beyond for its clients and supporting the development of its people. The strength in depth of our corporate finance team means that we have the capacity to advise a large and varied clientele, and I look forward to playing my part in its continued success by supporting the existing team and recruiting new talent at all levels.”
UNW Managing partner Andrew Wilson said Mankin’s experience was “second to none”.
He added: “Paul is a highly respected figure in the North East and has a phenomenal track record of growing teams and developing talent and we can’t wait for him to start at UNW.”