Cardiff-based Lexington Corporate Finance has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new executive, on the back of a record-breaking year that saw the firm complete over £200 million of transactions.

Evan Norvill, 29, joined the Cardiff-based award-winning firm from Deloitte, bringing with him eight years’ experience in audit practice. His role will focus on advising businesses looking to buy and sell, as well as growth capital deals.

While working at Deloitte for four years, he focused on external auditing, working with large listed and large private-equity backed clients. He also completed a six-month secondment to the risk advisory division.

Prior to this, Mr Norvill worked at UHY Hacker Young with small and medium sized businesses in an external auditing role.

Gary Partridge, managing director of Lexington Corporate Finance, said: “Coming from one of the big four accountancy firms, Evan has a wealth of experience of working with a diverse range of companies to extremely tight deadlines. He has also built up a host of strong connections across the business arena, and we are delighted to have him join our growing team of experts.”

Lexington Corporate Finance grew its fee income by 40% over the last year and advised on £200m worth of deals. It also became the first firm in the UK to join Eaton Square – an international network of corporate finance advisors.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Norvill said: “I am very excited to be joining Lexington during a time of significant growth for the firm.

“Lexington has built up a well-respected reputation in the M&A marketplace, bolstered by winning a number of coveted industry awards. It also has a number of attractive M&A sector specialisms in TMT, Healthcare and Business Services built off the back of completing a number of significant deals in these sectors.

“It was an easy decision to join the firm. I’ve always wanted to work in corporate finance and I was met with a warm welcome from an enthusiastic team. I come from a family who have run a number of businesses, so I’m passionate about working with entrepreneurial individuals to support them with important parts of their business lifecycle.”

Mr Norvill’s appointment boosts the company’s headcount to 13 and follows a 12-month period (May 2022 to April 2023) that saw the completion of ten lead advisory transactions as it continued to invest in new talent to join Lexington’s growing team.