Baker Tilly appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for the South

By Anita Jaynes on 20 January, 2014

Kirsty Sandwell has been appointed Baker Tilly’s Head of Corporate Finance for the South.

Kirsty joined Baker Tilly in 2001 and is a mid-market M&A and Private Equity transaction specialist. She acts for corporate and privately owned businesses, managing their acquisitions, disposals and private equity fund raisings either for development capital or equity release. Kirsty has particular expertise in working with businesses in the technology, specialist manufacturing and human capital sectors.

The move comes as part of a restructure of Baker Tilly’s Corporate Finance service line, which sees Rob Donaldson appointed as Baker Tilly’s Head of Corporate Finance, and new regional Heads of Corporate Finance appointed across six regions – Scotland, North-West, North East & Yorkshire, Midlands, London and the South.

The team will continue to focus on providing a full spectrum of corporate finance advice to middle market businesses – including M&A, private equity, capital markets and due diligence, both on a national level and in the regions.

Over the last five years, the team has advised on over 500 transactions with a total value of billions of pounds.

Kirsty Sandwell said, “The South has seen a steady stream of M&A activity over the last few years across technology and specialist manufacturing sectors in particular. It’s crucial that we strengthen our corporate finance services to new and existing clients and to the private equity and banking community to support what we feel will be a continuously improving market.”

Rob Donaldson said, “Having a stronger regional presence will be of real benefit to our clients and prospective clients across the UK. Kirsty has a distinct knowledge of the local market which will be of great importance to businesses looking to develop strategically in their chosen markets.”

Baker Tilly merged with RSM Tenon in 2013 and now has over 4,000 partners and staff operating from 50 offices throughout the UK.  Locally Baker Tilly have offices in Westmead Drive, Swindon, Bath and Bristol.  Visit:  www.bakertilly.co.uk for more information.