Burgis & Bullock Corporate Finance has announced the appointment of Simon Chapman as a new corporate finance partner.

Mr Chapman has worked in the corporate finance sector as both adviser and principal for the last 16 years.

He was a key member of Ernst & Young’s private equity team and more recently a partner at Baker Tilly where he led the Birmingham mergers and acquisitions team.

As a qualified chartered accountant, Mr Chapman has particular expertise across a range of sectors including manufacturing, specialist engineering, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, support services and IT.

Mr Chapman said: "I am looking forward to working with the corporate finance team at Burgis & Bullock, particularly with a view to strengthening the firm’s position in the corporate and private equity markets.

"It will be an excellent opportunity to further enhance Burgis & Bullock’s delivery across its wide range of services, including management buy-outs, company sales, finance raisings and acquisitions."

Grant Howard, director and lead partner of the firm’s corporate finance team added: "With Simon’s appointment, we will now be well placed to take advantage of the recent upturn in corporate finance.

"His expertise will offer another dimension to the services we can offer to the corporate finance sector and will complement the work we already provide.

"Simon has an excellent reputation and his skills will be an asset to the firm."