Liam McGuinness and James de La Salle promoted
Liam McGuinness has been promoted to partner at CIL. CIL has grown rapidly in the last few years and has built a reputation for private equity due diligence and corporate strategy engagements to support management teams across a range of sectors.
Liam, who heads the consumer practice, joined CIL in 2007 and has been instrumental in building the firm’s expertise in the sector. He has in-depth knowledge across the sector, with recent clients including UK and European holiday operators, branded and private label food and drink manufacturers, gym chains, fast casual dining chains and D2C subscription businesses. He provides due diligence advice to private equity investors and strategic support to management teams, helping them develop growth plans.Commenting on Liam’s promotion, Giles Johnson, managing partner, said: “Liam is a great example of CIL’s home-grown talent. He joined our graduate scheme and has successfully developed our consumer practice, advising household names and fast-growing businesses.”
Liam McGuinness said: “I am delighted to join the senior management team. The business is growing rapidly, and we are seeing increasing demand for advice from investors and corporates. I look forward to further developing our consumer and retail consultancy offer.”
Also announced today was the promotion of James de La Salle, to director of the built environment practice. James joined CIL in 2012 and has focused on construction and building projects. He also has significant experience in business services, particularly legal services.
Commenting on James’ promotion, Giles said: “James has established himself as a truly credible expert on the built environment and has worked for some of the leading businesses in the sector. His promotion is recognition of the contribution he has made to the growth of the practice.” James said: “I look forward to helping to grow CIL’s built environment practice. It is a fascinating sector to be involved with, particularly as we are finally seeing growth in construction and infrastructure investment.”
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