Hart Shaw recruits dealmaker from city rival
Sheffield-headquartered accountancy firm Hart Shaw has recruited a well-known dealmaker to lead its corporate finance team.
Patrick Abel began his career in the steel industry before working in private equity. He has 20 years' corporate finance experience, 11 of those as a partner with PKF/BDO.
"This is a great opportunity for me to join such a highly thought of and proactive firm as Hart Shaw and lead their corporate finance offering," said Abel.
"Our focus will be based around offering a complete range of support services to our clients in order to assist them to realise their strategic and corporate goals."
Paul Dawson, senior partner at Hart Shaw, added: "Recent months has seen a positive upturn in the corporate finance market in South Yorkshire, which has resulted in an increase in requirements from our clients who are taking big steps to grow and safeguard the future of their businesses.
"Patrick is a well-known and respected individual and has a wealth of experience in this field which is vital to help realise the long-term strategy we have at Hart Shaw.
"He will be able to hit the ground running with a number of clients we are currently working with in addition to increasing our profile and offering in the years to come."