About Abu

Abu Ali, Partner, Leathers Corporate Finance

Abu is a partner and co-founder of our specialist corporate finance business, Leathers Corporate Finance, which works with entrepreneurs and business owners across the region.

A chartered accountant, Abu has worked at a number of the North East’s leading corporate finance firms before setting up Leathers Corporate Finance in early 2019. He has significant experience of acting in company sales, management buyouts and fundraising, many of which have been high-profile deals, and is passionate about supporting the North East business community.

An award-winning dealmaker, Abu was named as the North East’s Emerging Dealmaker of the Year in 2018, in recognition of his work and commitment to his clients.

Speak to Abu about:

  • Business sales & exit strategy
  • Management buyouts
  • Raising finance
  • Securing equity investment
  • Business growth strategy

To discuss any of these matters with Abu, please contact him on 

07394 561044 or a.ali@weareleathers.com

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What made you join the Leathers Corporate Finance business?

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work alongside Michael and Phil. At Leathers Corporate Finance we are proud to have created a business that is fully focused on delivering an exceptional client service.

What do you think is the most fulfilling thing about what you do?

Without question it is knowing that we are helping businesses realise their goals. Whether it’s helping an experienced business owner sell their company and enter retirement, or forming the strategy and raising finance for an early stage entrepreneur, it feels great helping our clients achieve their ambitions.

What sets Leathers Corporate Finance apart in the region?

Our clients will always receive a partner led service from award winning, experienced and knowledgeable advisors. We understand that a corporate finance transaction is an incredibly important event in a business owners life and we promise to give it the same level of respect and attention that you do.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning".

What do you do when you aren't being a corporate finance advisor?

I'm a huge Newcastle United fan, avid foodie and terrible golfer.
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