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8th October 2021

Corporate Finance Appointment At GS Verde

An experienced finance professional has joined the GS Verde Group as associate director within GS Verde Corporate Finance, following a decade advising corporate clients across the South West of England and Wales.

Joel Dunning, who will be based in the GS Verde Group’s Bristol and South West offices, joins from HSBC where he occupied a senior advisory role in Wales and the West of England.

During this time, he has worked with high growth businesses with funding for acquisitions, working capital and organic growth, as well as working on a number of cross border international deals.

Dunning has also previously worked in industry as a finance director for a manufacturing business, where his remit included debt raising for growth, acquisitions and conducting due diligence on targets.

“With M&A currently rebounding and accelerating as the economy drives on from the challenges of the pandemic, it is an exciting time to be joining the GS Verde Group,” said Dunning. “I am looking forward to supporting existing and new clients of both GS Verde Corporate Finance, and the wider group in the coming months.”

Dunning will assist GS Verde Corporate Finance in its growth across the UK and Ireland, supporting businesses who are looking to raise investment for growth or acquisition, as well as businesses looking to plan their succession and exit.

Craig Blackmore, managing director of GS Verde Corporate Finance, said: “The experience Joel has gained from his time in senior financial advisory roles, gives him a clear idea of what funders and investors are looking for when reviewing financial models and assessing fair value of a business. Joel brings expertise in acquisitions, investment raises and business sales, and we are delighted to welcome him to the GS Verde Group.”