Corven Group Makes Senior Appointments to its Financial Advisory Practice

Nov 24, 2011, 07:26 ET from Corven Consulting

LONDON, November 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Corven Consulting, the leading strategic change advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Nicholas Beatty and John Hardy have joined the firm as Directors in its Financial Advisory team in London. Jeremy Roberts has also joined the practice as a Principal.

Nicholas Beatty has 25 years of experience as a corporate financier and investor. Nicholas was formerly Managing Director and head of BNP Paribas Corporate Finance in London where he advised a range of public and private corporate and financial sponsor clients across a broad variety of sectors, with a particular emphasis on energy, industrials, aerospace and defence. Before BNP Paribas, Nicholas worked at Hambros Bank where he latterly headed up the New York office.

John Hardy was previously a Partner at boutique corporate finance and principal investment firm Lansdowne Capital. Prior to this, he was a Partner with Deloitte Corporate Finance where he was global head of the Industrials sector team and originated Deloitte's largest ever single M&A mandate. John was previously a Senior Managing Director at UBS investment bank where he lead the Print, Paper and Packaging team globally together with the public to private practice. John originally began his banking career at Hambros, where he spent part of his time advising the Polish Government on its privatisation of the forestry sector.

Jeremy Roberts has more than 15 years investment banking and principal investment experience.  He joins from Lansdowne Capital where he was a Director specialising in the industrials sector. Prior to Lansdowne Capital, Jeremy was a Vice President with CSFB focusing on the aviation, transport and logistics sector. He started his investment banking career with ABN AMRO Corporate Finance.

James Basden, a founding Director of the Corven Group commented, "We are delighted that Nicholas, John and Jeremy have joined Corven to grow our Financial Advisory practice. They bring world class experience, expertise and client relationships to Corven which will allow us to deliver an integrated and differentiated service to our financial advisory and consulting clients across all our focus sectors.

We believe that our offering of strategic change management consulting combined with financial advisory solutions will create substantial value for our private and public sector clients as well as financial sponsors. In today's turbulent markets, clients are seeking advice that combines a blend of consulting and transactional expertise to deliver the right solution at the right time to maximise long term value.

Corven is experiencing substantial growth as we invest heavily in our team and business to ensure that we offer our clients the best and broadest service to help them achieve their strategic goals".

About the Corven Group

Corven ( is an integrated group of businesses focussed on creating shareholder value through strategic change. We operate internationally through the following divisions:

  • Corven Consulting: Global management consulting and financial advisory firm with offices in the UK and North America - Delivering Results, Building Capability
  • Corven Ventures: UK focused, activist principal finance investor - Investing for Value through Change
  • Corven Networks: An exclusive network of leaders and innovators - Building Better Business

We work as a single firm and draw upon and integrate these different capabilities when this delivers greater value to our clients and investments. This allows us to offer innovative and tailored solutions that we believe in.

We are committed to supporting our clients achieve sustainable results through building the capability to deliver change and driving shareholder value. That's our primary focus and we have built an exceptional reputation for doing it successfully with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as with central government departments, in Europe and North America.

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