Tuesday 25 April
8:30 am – 10:00am
Squire Patton Boggs, Edmund St, Birmingham
FREE to register
TheBusinessDesk.com, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, is hosting a breakfast seminar to discuss the prospects for the corporate finance sector.
After a difficult end to 2022, the deals market is now in much more optimistic mood.
Our panel will share their views on the health of the market and what they expect to see for the rest of the year, the challenges and trends that are driving or delaying activity, and the areas which are hotting up or cooling off.
The panel is:
– Tom Durrant, partner and head of Birmingham office, Squire Patton Boggs
– Khush Purewal, partner and head of deals for KPMG in the Midlands
– Sarah Taylor, partner, Clearwater International
– Andrew Skinner, director and head of Midlands, NorthEdge Capital
The event is on Tuesday, April 25, at Squire Patton Boggs’ office in Edmund Street, Birmingham. Arrival is from 8am, with the seminar starting at 8.30am and finishing by 10am.
To book your free place, click here.
More details on our panel below.
Tom Durrant, partner and head of Birmingham office, Squire Patton Boggs
Tom Durrant is a leading corporate lawyer focusing on UK and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, with many years of experience advising on private equity transactions. Tom acts for UK and international corporates, private equity sponsors, management teams and entrepreneurs.
Khush Purewal, partner and head of deals for KPMG in the Midlands
Khush is a Corporate Finance Partner at KPMG LLP, based out of the Birmingham office. He has been in the Midlands since 1999 and heads up KPMG’s Deals practice for the firm in the Midlands. Khush specialises in M&A and has led on over 100 transaction in the 20 years he has been practicing, including some of the most prominent and landmark deals in the Midlands.
Sarah Taylor, partner, Clearwater International
Sarah is a Partner within the international Business Services team at Clearwater International, and has 25 years of corporate finance experience within the Midlands. With an extensive network of private business, major corporates and private equity clients, Sarah has secured successful outcomes for a range of clients. Her most recent transactions with the firm include advising DJH Mitten Clarke on its investment from Tenzing, advising Palatine on its sale of CTS Group to Oakley Capital and advising Cooper Parry on its investment from Waterland.
Andrew Skinner, director and head of Midlands, NorthEdge Capital
Andy was promoted to Director, Head of Midlands in August 2020 having joined NorthEdge’s Midlands office in 2016. He has been involved in the majority of the firm’s deals in the Midlands including the sales of Bridge Farm, Jigsaw24 and Direct Healthcare Group. Andrew also worked on MBOs of Orbis Protect, Phoebus Software, the £90m acquisition of Catalis Group and Correla. He currently sits on the board of SaaS business Pimberly and technology and data services business Correla.
Danielle Hook, director technology sector & growth lending, HSBC
Before moving into the Technology & Growth Lending team, Danielle has worked in the banking sector for the past 10 years in leveraged finance supporting private equity funds and the businesses they invest in. Prior to that she spent 10 years in the professional services sector at Deloitte, mostly in Corporate Finance advising businesses and investors on M&A and fund raising. She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker.