Warriner returns to lead PwC deals team

STUART Warriner is returning to Manchester after six years in Leeds to head PwC’s corporate finance team in the North West.

Mr Warriner, who is the group’s M&A leader in the North, is replacing Andy Parker who left at the start of the month to move back to Northamptonshire.

The firm has hired Stephen Moore from Rothschild to head its Yorkshire M&A team.

Mr Warriner joined PwC in 1986 and was made partner in 1998. He was was part of the North West corporate finance team before he left for Leeds and has advised on a number of significant deals in the region including the sale of WFEL to Krauss Maffei-Wegmann and the sale of PD&MS Energy to Inflexion Private Equity.

He said: “2014 was characterised by an improving economy and confidence in the market, which was reflected in the number of deals completed in the region. The team advised on a number of significant deals last year and we expect momentum to continue to build well into 2015. I am therefore excited to be back in the North West to lead the team alongside Dan Gallagher and Wendy Mason.”

Iwan Griffiths, PwC’s North West chairman, said: “Stuart’s appointment reflects our strategy of building the right team of specialists so that we can continue to help our clients be successful. Stuart knows the North West market through his previous role here, as well as his wider role as the firm’s M&A leader in the North. He has an established profile in the intermediary and investor market in the North West and so I am confident that this, coupled with his wide-ranging experience, will be invaluable to the continuing growth of the local corporate finance business.”