A year of highs for DPF and a new team member, Gabriella Eeles

05 January 2023

Corporate advisory and investment practice, Debrett’s Private Finance reflects on a year of trading and appoints a new team member to bolster their team and service offering.   

In just its second year of trading, DPF is proud to have completed 11 transactions with a combined value of over £200m. 

The team has also grown to fourteen people with the appointment of highly experienced dealmaker, Gabriella Eeles who joins as a Principal.  Gabriella began her career in Forensic accountancy at Mazars before moving to BDO as a Corporate Finance senior manager where she has advised on a number of public and private M&A transactions including acquisitions, disposals, carve outs and private equity investments. Sector experience includes the industrials and facilities management sectors, with recent successful transactions including the carve out of Hill and Smith Holdings plc’s Swedish road safety rental business to RentSafe Sverige AB and the sale of Newtons Group to Q3 Services Group. 

Prior to her career in Corporate Finance, Gabriella was a professional oboist, playing with orchestras including Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Opera.

Gabriella says, “I’m excited to be joining Debrett’s at a time when they are continuing to grow and disrupt the market.  The opportunity to work alongside such high calibre people is fantastic, I look forward to being a part of the evolution of this incredible business.”

Debrett’s Private Finance Director, James England says “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Gaby to the team. Against an uncertain market backdrop, we continue to see lots of activity and her expertise is much needed.”


Debrett’s Private Finance are investment professionals working across three offices in the UK and continue to work with businesses over the long-term creating, realising shareholder value, and providing advice on company sales, acquisitions, Management Buy Outs, fundraising and growth strategies.  They also provide direct investment of <£0.5m in profitable, growing businesses run by proven ambitious management teams as well as finding short-term solutions for businesses requiring growth funding and working capital. 


Media enquiries to:
Kirsty Gallagher, Head of Partnerships 
Debrett’s Private Finance 
T:  07939 627 940 
E: kirsty.gallagher@debrettspf.com