Mid-tier accountancy firm Carter Backer Winter LLP has appointed Odhran Dodd, formerly a Partner at UHY Hacker Young LLP to head its new Corporate Finance department.

Dodd has 15 years’ experience in investment banking, having completed over 60 deals in a wide variety of sectors from recruitment, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, oil and gas, mining and renewables.
His expertise is focused on disposal of owner managed businesses, MBOs/MBIs and fundraising. He brings to CBW a wealth of connections with lending banks and alternative capital providers as well as Nomads, brokers, trading houses, financial PR companies and lawyers.

“I relish the challenge of heading and establishing a brand new Corporate Finance department at CBW,” said Dodd. “I believe that the post-recessionary market is fast gaining momentum and creating new opportunities for both established companies and those ready to test new waters. I expect the CBW Corporate Finance team to grow fast since there is a lot of funding available for deals and the environment is very positive for corporate expansion. We will have the expertise to help our clients harness this growth.”

Peter Winter, Managing Partner at CBW, said: “Our ambition has always been for CBW to be a full service firm but for a long time the sluggish nature of the market meant adding a Corporate Finance team to our practice was not practical. Now, however, with the economy on an upward turn and businesses feeling more bullish about their future, we are delighted to be able to appoint Odhran who will be responsible for helping CBW’s existing clients as well as drawing new projects from elsewhere in the market.”