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New Fitzpatricks CFO to target acquisitions

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Private equity-backed Fitzpatricks Group has appointed a new chief financial officer and chief operating officer who will be focused on acquisitions.

Jodie Blackledge

Former AUB Group and Trust Company CFO Jodie Blackledge has joined Fitzpatricks as CFO and COO.

Ms Blackledge’s appointment follows a leadership shake-up in June 2018 that was followed in August by a private equity play for Fitzpatricks by Quadrant Private Equity and Yorkway Capital Partners.

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In her new role, Ms Blackledge with have a major focus on business growth of the firm via acquisitions, said Fitzpatricks chief executive John McMurdo.

“I am delighted that Jodie has joined our group and I know her significant experience in mergers and acquisitions will be of great benefit to our group,” Mr McMurdo said.

“As a firm we continue to find and execute on a range of excellent acquisitions and growth opportunities.

"The input of private capital has provided major funding for the group and we continue to be approached by a number of like-minded and high-calibre firms to partner with us.

"Jodie has had an outstanding career in finance, M&A, investment banking, strategy and governance, with substantial groups including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup," Mr McMurdo said.

 

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