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Arrowpoint Advisory promotes Barry Sheehan and Karen Dawaf Harron

M&A firm Arrowpoint Advisory has promoted London-based company members Barry Sheehan and Karen Dawaf Harron to Managing Director.

Barry Sheehan has been with Arrowpoint Advisory since 2014, and has over the past eight years built a track record of sell-side and buy-side transactions in the business services, healthcare and industrial sectors.

Sheehan, who previously spent over six years working in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team, serves corporate and private equity clients.

Barry Sheehan and Karen Dawaf Harron - Arrowpoint Advisory

Recent deals he worked on include advising Lightfoot, a provider of in-cab driver coaching and engagement technology, on its investment from Volpi Capital and the sale of SMH Fleet Solutions, one of the UK’s largest vehicle preparation, logistics and storage businesses, to online car retailer Cazoo.

“It has been a privilege to work with such a talented group of M&A professionals as we have at Arrowpoint Advisory and Rothschild & Co [Arrowpoint Advisory is the mid-market team of Rothschild & Co in the UK]. I’m looking forward to what is still to come,” said Sheehan.

Karen Dawaf Harron similarly joined Arrowpoint Advisory in 2014 from Big Four firm Deloitte. She has worked on a range of buy-side and sell-side transactions within the business services and healthcare sectors, and has played an important role in developing the firm’s Healthcare practice.

Harron’s recent transactions include the sale of a significant interest in Veramed, a specialist biostatistics and programming contract research organisation serving pharmaceutical and biotech clients across the UK, Europe and US, to private equity investor Livingbridge, and the sale of Ascenti Health, a technology-led player in the physiotherapy and mental wellbeing markets, to bd-capital partners.

On her promotion, she said: “Arrowpoint Advisory has proven a wonderful platform from which to build a mid-market focused healthcare practice. We are unique in combining the depth of knowledge, insight and breadth of sector coverage of a world-class investment bank with the energy, commitment and hands-on support that comes with being a mid-market M&A specialist.”