Regional accountancy and business advisory firm, Larking Gowen, has appointed a new partner to its Corporate Transactions team based in its Norwich office.
Jack Minns qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011, and joined Larking Gowen in 2013, working his way up to become a Director in 2020.
Jack, who grew up in Beccles on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and studied in Norwich, has wide experience of corporate transactions including business sales, acquisitions and management buy-outs with deal values ranging between £500k and £20m.
He says it was an interest in the idea of what makes things sell that attracted him to Corporate Transactions. “It’s interesting and exciting work. Whether it’s buying or selling, these are landmark transactions, and you’re dealing directly with the business owners and decision-makers,” he said.
Jack continued, “Primarily, our aim is to help businesses in East Anglia with their growth and succession plans.”
Larking Gowen was a natural choice for Jack as a sound base to pursue his chosen career. He says the firm has “an open and empowering culture.”
“Teamwork is very strong at Larking Gowen, and the Partners are very accessible and happy to speak to people on all levels within the business. The firm is ahead of the curve in employee wellbeing and engagement,” he explained.
As well as his role in Corporate Transactions, Jack says he is looking to contribute to the firm’s expert witness and forensic accountancy work, and has been working towards this under the guidance of former Managing Partner, Jon Woolston.
Corporate Transactions and Business Advisory Partner, James Lay, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Jack into the Larking Gowen partnership. Having worked closely with him for many years, I know first-hand how he puts the delivery of great client service at the front and centre of everything he does.
“Jack has earned a well-deserved reputation for advising numerous business owners on buying, selling and valuing private businesses. We’re proud to have Jack in our firm, and I’m sure he will continue to advise on many more successful deals in the years to come.”