John Kelly has been appointed head of KPMG’s transaction services business.
Kelly, an integration specialist, started as a consultant at the firm and
moved into transaction services in 2002.
“After the dramatic fall in M&A activity in the last 18 months, we are
starting to see the first tentative signs of cautious optimism. If engaging
transactions advisers is a gauge of life, our own pipeline suggests the M&A
market may be coming out of its coma,” said Kelly.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.