LongAcre boosts management

LongAcre Partners, the independent corporate finance house established in September 2000, has appointed Eric Lawson-Smith as a managing director. Lawson-Smith spent the last four years as a principal at Broadview Associates, the global M&A advisor and private equity investor focused exclusively on the IT, communications and media industries.

Lawson-Smith joins Julian Culhane, the ex-CFO of lastminute.com, to strengthen LongAcre’s technology offering.