New leadership team at KPMG corporate finance

The KPMG corporate finance team

KPMG has shaken up its corporate finance leadership team in the North West as it adjusts to life after Jonathan Boyers who is to join would-be rival Alvarez and Marsal.

A new leadership team of three will look to build on the team’s run rate of 19 deals over the past 12 months with a combined value of more than £1.2bn.

As revealed on in January, Christian Mayo, KPMG’s head of corporate finance in the North, is joining the firm’s Manchester office, moving from Leeds. He joins the leadership team of the North West Corporate Finance practice alongside head of private equity in the north, Rick Stark, and Nisha Sharma, who is head of TMT in the north.

The practice, which is made up of 25 professionals, recorded one of its busiest periods on record. In recent weeks KPMG was the lead sell-side adviser to Warrington-based medical technology firm Aesthetic Technology and its sale to Omni Partners

Mayo has been with KPMG since 1999 and was made partner in 2006, said: “We’ve got a thriving and incredibly successful corporate finance practice in the North West, which is part of a 50-strong team right across the North and Scotland. I’m proud to continue to lead our teams across the region, which are superbly integrated into the local dealmaking communities and are behind some of the North’s most exciting transactions.

“From a personal perspective it’s exciting to be coming back home to re-join the vibrant Manchester corporate finance community, focussing on our corporate finance offering on the ground here, alongside Rick and Nisha.”

Amanda Ruddiman, Nicky Leonard and Patrick Simpson have also been promoted into the leadership team from existing roles at the firm.

Warren Middleton, office senior partner at KPMG in Manchester, said: “Our corporate finance practice is one of the largest in the city and helps to make Manchester a thriving hub for regional and national dealmaking. With Christian, Rick and Nisha we have a formidable group of leaders that are supported by a diverse and talented group of professionals, which are fundamental to the multidisciplinary proposition we have for our clients in the North West. As we continue to invest in the practice, they can build on the strong growth that we’ve seen in recent years to further support corporates and investors achieve their M&A and fundraising ambitions.”


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