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PwC UK grows Deals practice

PwC UK has made changes to its Deals leadership team and strengthened the practice with the promotion of 18 new equity partners, effective 1 July 2021. 

Hein Marais takes on leadership of Transaction Services and Nicola Preedy will head up Regional Deals. They join the firm’s Deals leadership team reporting to Ken Walsh, UK Head of Deals. 

There are promotions to partner across each of the four business units – Business Restructuring Services, Corporate Finance, Forensic Services and Transactions Services.

Isabelle Gross, Jane Steer, Katie Lightstone, Kim Milward-Oliver, Toby Banfield and Zena Alston are appointed as partners in the Business Restructuring Services team, which supports businesses through complex financial, operational and strategic challenges across all regions in the UK. They provide extensive support to businesses in troubled financial situations.

David Dignam, Harry Holdstock and Kristen Pisciotta have been admitted as partners into the Forensic Services team, which works at pace to help clients protect their reputations. With a strong focus on forensic technology, they will support organisations by getting major projects back on track, investigating and remediating financial crime, managing crisis situations and resolving disputes.

Jeremy Sweetnam and Tom Copeland become partners in the Corporate Finance team, which provides a full range of mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory services. They will help clients realise their ambitions, and apply their unique breadth of skills with the strength of PwC’s broader advisory capability and industry knowledge to deliver exceptional value.

Bobby Maclay, Edward Johns, Gary Olney, Richard Nolan, Ruta Kmiliauskaite, Sarah Middleton and Tony Davis are appointed as partners in the Transaction Services team, who combine financial, commercial and operational expertise with data-driven insights to create value across all stages of the deal lifecycle.

Ken Walsh, UK Head of Deals at PwC, says: “I would like to congratulate our talented group of new partners on their promotion this year. This achievement is a reflection of their tremendous work, contribution and commitment to our Deals business. Deals will play a key role in the UK’s recovery from the pandemic and these appointments maintain the strong leadership of our Deals business and provide additional technology, ESG and transformation expertise to help us continue to work with our clients.”

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