Law firm adds expertise

ONE of the region’s leading law firms based in Crawley, Asb Law, has welcomed Andrew Hoad to its corporate finance team.

Thursday, 22nd March 2012, 1:21 pm

Previously a partner at Vertex in Kent, and at Rawlison Butler, he will play a key role in business development and supporting Asb’s clients across the region.

He has more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate finance world having qualified with a City firm. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, he has particular experience of managing transactions involving both public and private equity investments.

Mr Hoad said: “Asb is very well regarded within the corporate finance community, and even though markets have been tough in recent years, Asb has always had a clear vision about what it wants to achieve. Everything is driven by identifying how you can provide value to a client, which is something that plenty of other people talk about, but very few actually implement. I’m very much looking forward to being part of such a progressive team.”

Russell Bell, head of the corporate finance team and Asb Law’s senior partner, said: “We’ve recruited strongly into the team, and after a good year it’s great to bring in someone with Andrew’s background. His experience in relation to acting for listed companies and private equity investors will be of particular value to our clients in those markets.”

Based in Crawley and Maidstone, Asb Law provides a range of legal service to business, charities and public-sector bodies.