CORPORATE FINANCE expert Stuart Layzell has been appointed CFO of UK investment and planning group Tilney Bestinvest.
The appointment, subject to FCA approval, will bring Layzell’s experience across M&A and private equity roles in senior positions to the role. Chartered accountant Layzell qualified with PwC before moving to the US, serving in two tech companies over nine years.
He then spent seven years with LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, focusing on mid-market deals. He helped to launch the multi-bank Business Growth Fund in 2011 before returning to industry. He then held CFO roles at PE-backed tech companies Fourth, and Isotrak.
“He brings considerable experience both of high growth companies and of mergers & acquisitions – expertise which will prove invaluable to Tilney Bestinvest as we progress with our growth strategy,” said Peter Hall, CEO of Tilney Bestinvest. ”
“The business is seeing strong organic growth underpinned by award winning services and we continue to explore opportunities for potential acquisitions where we think the fit with the existing business is strong and will benefit our clients.”
Layzell said: “With the support of a significant backer in the Permira funds, a diverse range of very competitive services and the joint venture with Saga launching later this year, the business is incredibly well positioned for the future.