Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, has strengthened its corporate finance offering across the north of Scotland with a senior strategic hire.
Eliza Bellamy, who brings 15 years’ M&A experience, has joined Johnston Carmichael as a director in the firm’s Aberdeen office. She specialises in corporate transaction work, including project management of disposals from business readiness to successful exit; financial due diligence assignments; the identification of potential acquisition opportunities; and succession planning.
In her new role, Eliza will draw upon her extensive M&A expertise to mentor and work with SME owners to create valuable and marketable businesses, while assisting the owner-manager to achieve personal objectives.
A well-known and well-respected figure in the industry, Eliza has worked for a number of high-profile businesses in a career spanning over two decades, including Wood Group and a ‘Big Four’ firm. Eliza brings a wealth of oil and gas experience, both in the UK and internationally.
Eliza said: “Johnston Carmichael’s corporate finance team is one of the most respected in the country and one that continues to go from strength-to-strength. I look forward to working with existing SMEs and new clients across many industry sectors to assist them achieve their strategic objectives.”
This marks the second high-profile appointment to Johnston Carmichael’s corporate finance team this year, following the addition of Campbell Cummings earlier this year. The senior strategic hires are supporting the continued growth of the team as it focuses on a strong pipeline of work in 2019.
Graham Alexander, Head of Corporate Finance, Johnston Carmichael, said: “Johnston Carmichael has a market leading corporate finance offering which will be further strengthened by the appointment of Eliza, who is a well-respected figure in the industry.
“Although the wider political environment is presenting challenges to the business community, there are still options and avenues for our clients as we see a range of M&A opportunities continuing to come to market. We have had a strong six months and an exciting pipeline of work lined up for the rest of the year.”