Dave Riley joins Crowe’s rapidly growing Corporate Finance team where he will be leading on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt advisory and due diligence in the firm’s Manchester office, a region that has a vibrant and thriving private equity community.

Bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in professional services, Riley has held a number of senior roles as an advisory specialist in the Big Four, financial services and private equity businesses.

More recently, Riley has been working directly with a variety of businesses where he has supported them in a mixture of M&A and refinancing projects. His broad knowledge is supported by a successful portfolio of delivering substantial growth to clients and businesses, and a career that spans across service lines and industries.

Based in Crowe’s Manchester office, Riley will work alongside Manchester’s Office Managing Partner Michael Jayson and the rest of the Corporate Finance partner team nationally.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe UK, said: “I am excited to announce Dave’s appointment to our partnership. His diverse background, knowledge and skill set will make a valuable contribution to the firm’s advisory offering as we continue to grow as a national firm with global reach and local expertise.

Michael Jayson, Managing Partner of Crowe’s Manchester office, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dave to lead the Corporate Finance offering in our Manchester office. Dave’s background and experience is a great fit for us that will strengthen and grow our support to clients across the Northern Powerhouse cities.  Dave’s experience in niche areas such as debt advisory is a welcome addition that will further enhance our national team.

“It is great to see that Crowe continues to attract and retain the best quality advisors. Our national presence and global reach make us large enough to attract the very best specialists who really understand the markets in which they operate, while continuing to be agile and responsive to help our clients succeed.”

Dave Riley, Partner, Corporate Finance, said: “I am delighted to join the partner team at Crowe. The opportunity to grow the Crowe advisory business is substantial and the North West market place is a hot bed of corporate finance activity. My focus will be to provide services across the whole breadth of the advisory spectrum, including lead advisory, debt advisory, and performance improvement.”