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Posted: 10 Oct, 2022

Former KPMG partner Neil Gostelow joins the BREAL Group’s Investment team.

We are delighted to announce that BREAL Group, the multi-disciplinary equity, lending and sales ledger advisory group, has appointed Neil Gostelow as Investment Director.

Neil has 25 years’ experience working within restructuring and advisory and will support the groups long term investment strategy. In his time at KPMG, Neil was a founding member of the Restructuring National Markets team. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Economics and is a qualified accountant and Insolvency practitioner.

At BREAL Group, Neil Gostelow will be responsible for identifying potential acquisition opportunities and working alongside management to deliver stakeholder value, stability, strength and scale, bringing in operational and financial specialists as required.

BREAL Group, which applies private capital, operational resources and strategic expertise to growth, change and turnaround situations, primarily focuses on UK-headquartered mid-market businesses, Target sectors include amongst others, manufacturing, engineering, distribution, wholesale, support services and retail.

Commenting on his new appointment, Neil Gostelow said: “I’m delighted to be joining BREAL Group at this very exciting time in its growth trajectory. I have known Brent Osborne for around 15 years and have worked with him on several investments when I was a restructuring partner at KPMG. Having been on the other side of the table, I have had the privilege of seeing and experiencing the trust and integrity of the BREAL Group team first-hand. Above all, that is why I wanted to join them. It was clear to me how successful they have been, while standing by their principles of doing the right thing by all stakeholders, crucially including the employees of the companies they acquire.”

Brent Osborne, founder of BREAL Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Neil to the BREAL Capital team. He has an outstanding track record and brings extensive senior-level experience and a commercial skillset that spans everything from cash management to contingency planning and multi-stakeholder management. When we back a business, we back it for the long-term. Neil’s ‘through the cycle’ experience is a real asset for BREAL Group as we continue to expand as a responsible investment partner, transforming businesses with an impact-driven approach and bringing them sustainable success.”


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