KPMG hires Williams to lead corporate finance team

KPMG has hired Graeme Williams in a key move as it prepares for an uplift in Scottish deal activity in 2020.

Mr Williams will lead the company’s corporate finance team across central Scotland, with a particular focus on privately owned and private equity backed businesses. He joins KPMG with more than 10 years’ experience in London and Scotland.

Mr Williams said: “The market is slowly starting to pick up momentum and 2020 could be an incredibly interesting year with potential for some significant deal volume and value. “

James Kergon, KPMG’s head of deal advisory in Scotland, said: “KPMG is celebrating its 150th anniversary and our focus this year in Scotland is firmly on growth and evolution.

“The economic and political landscape has changed significantly, creating new challenges and opportunities. From tech to tariffs, our clients are navigating a constantly shifting world and we’re working hard to ensure we’re in the strongest position to help them remain focused on sustainable, long-term growth.

“Graeme’s appointment is central to that growth strategy. He’ll play a significant role in deepening our support for our clients and reaching out to new markets and customers.”

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