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Paula McGrath

Paula McGrath

Principal, Head of Deal Advisory

0151 600 3112
07786 190 953

Paula is a Principal and leads our deal advisory team.

An experienced financial professional, she has significant expertise in deal advisory and private equity work. 

Paula handles corporate finance issues relating to strategic advice, working capital fundraising, acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins and disposals for clients across a range of sectors. 

Having worked in deal advisory for three decades, Paula has a strong background in her field and has been involved with many major deals across the North West.

Paula is a member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and has gained the Corporate Finance Accreditation. 

She was also an Independent Board Member of Torus 62, a member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Board of HMS for the maximum nine-year term. 

Currently, Paula is a board member and member of the Audit & Risk Committee for Prima Housing.

Paula joined us in 2011 and works across our four offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Lancashire.

Paula's case highlights

Liverpool FC

Rule 3 adviser to the board of Liverpool FC on the £174m disposal of Gillett and Hicks.

Saint Gobain

Disposal of Ceramic Tile Distributors to Saint Gobain.

Vittoria & Westminster Park Healthcare

Merger and refinancing of Vittoria & Westminster Park Healthcare.


Disposal of Mr Freeze to Calypso.

EC De Witt

Acquisition of T-Zone Skincare by EC De Witt.


Disposal of AE Directmail to Magnadata.

Secured Group

Secondary buy-out of Secured Group, backed by Next Wave Private Equity.

Blue Diamond

Disposal of Grosvenor Garden Centre to Blue Diamond.

MSIF & NatWest

Management buy-out (MBO) of Centriforce Products, backed by MSIF and NatWest.

Trelleborg AB

Disposal of Ambler Technologies to Trelleborg AB.

Foresight Private Equity & AIB

Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) of Euxton Group, backed by Foresight Private Equity and AIB.

TriMas Corporation

Disposal of CP Witter to TriMas Corporation.

Mercia Private Equity

Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) of Total Resources, backed by Mercia Private Equity.

Belfield Furnishings Group

Disposal of Tetrad to Belfield Furnishings Group.

Praetura Commercial Finance

Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) of CRP Subsea, backed by Praetura Commercial Finance.


Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) of North West Roller Services, backed by MSIF.

The Pexion Group

Disposal of Clitheroe Light Engineering to The Pexion Group.


Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) of Scottish Children’s Lottery from STV Plc, backed by a group of high-net-worth individuals.

Robinsons Brewery

Disposal of Individual Inns to Robinsons Brewery.

Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending & MSIF

Management buy-in (MBI) of Berser International Cargo Services, backed by Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending and MSIF.

Swarco AG

Disposal of Hitex to Swarco AG.

Emerge Ecommerce

Acquisition of Seaspace International Forwarders by Emerge Ecommerce.


Disposal of CRP Subsea to AIS.

River Capital & Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending

Management buy-out (MBO) of Baron’s Contract Furniture, backed by River Capital and Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending.