Quercus Corporate Finance further strengthens its team with the arrival of Neil Giles as a Senior Director

Quercus Corporate Finance further strengthens its team with the arrival of Neil Giles as a Senior Director

June 2015 – Leading advisory firm Quercus Corporate Finance strengthens its presence in the South West of England with the appointment of Neil Giles as a Senior Director.

Neil joins from Ernst & Young in Bristol, where he specialised in mid-market M&A across the South West and Thames Valley.  Examples of Neil’s high profile regional transactions include the sale of J+S to Cohort Plc, the sale of Chemring Marine to JF Lehman and the MBO of A-Gas International backed by LDC.  Prior to Ernst & Young, Neil worked in the Southern corporate finance teams at both KPMG and Deloitte and brings with him over 14 years M&A experience and strong corporate relationships.

Commenting on the appointment, Quercus chairman Nick Standen said:

“We are delighted to have attracted such a talented corporate financier to join our growing team.  Neil’s arrival further strengthens our offering in the South West and his experience and track record will be of significant value to our clients.  This latest appointment supports our ambition to be the advisor of choice for mid-market companies across the South of England and means we are even better placed to take advantage of the improving M&A market.”

Neil Giles added:

“I was attracted to Quercus because I wanted to work in an organisation where I could really make a difference. I know the partners well from our time together at KPMG and they have an ambitious vision and a strong pipeline.  The South West is home to a wide range of entrepreneurial mid-market companies and the regional M&A marketplace is increasingly buoyant so it is an exciting time to be joining.

 Quercus Corporate Finance

Quercus www.quercuscf.co.uk is a leading independent corporate finance practice providing advice to the mid-market. Our clients are entrepreneurs, private companies, financial institutions, management teams and listed public companies. The partners of Quercus have worked together in the South of England for over 20 years and have successfully completed over 250 transactions across the region.


Andrew Clegg, andrew.clegg@quercuscf.co.uk, 07889 601407

Adrian Dray, adrian.dray@quercuscf.co.uk, 07711 473237

Amanda Hall, amanda.hall@quercuscf.co.uk, 07973 417 087

Nick Standen, nick.standen@quercuscf.co.uk, 07710 565360

Neil Giles, neil.giles@quercuscf.co.uk, 07811 334294