BUSINESS advisory and restructuring firm Quantuma has recruited Ian Barton as a new corporate finance partner to be based at its Southampton office.

He will have a national remit to work alongside Mark Lucas and the team and to lead and strengthen the firms’ relationships with private equity.

Ian's experience includes building and leading a corporate finance advisory practice across the South East for a Big 4 firm for ten years and he has worked in the Thames Valley area for a further six years advising on acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs.

He was named Dealmaker of the Year at the 2016 Thames Valley Deal Awards as well as leading the two deals of the year for both under £25 million and over £25 million. He was named Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year at the 2014 awards.

Ian said: “I am excited to be joining such an ambitious and expanding advisory practice. Quantuma has a fast growing reputation and I was keen to be a part of this success story.”

Established in 2013, Quantuma now has ten offices across the south, Midlands and north of England in London, Southampton, Brighton, Marlow, Bristol, Watford, Manchester, Ringwood and Weymouth.