Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has appointed Susan Walker as a senior director within the M&A team based in London. Walker has specialist experience in plc advisory and capital markets and will help to enhance and develop this side of the M&A practice.
BDO LLP, the accountancy and business advisory firm, today announces the appointment of Susan Walker as a Senior Director within the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team based in London.
Susan has specialist experience in plc advisory and capital markets, and will help to enhance and develop this side of the M&A practice.
John Stephan, M&A Partner at BDO LLP, said:
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Walker as a senior director in our national M&A team. Susan will focus on plc advisory work including takeover offers, listings and M&A for public companies which reinforces BDO’s commitment to its full service offering in mid-market M&A. This important hire will enable us to continue to offer the highest quality service in capital markets related work and will also complement our advice on private equity and owner managed business M&A transactions. We have experienced a notable increase in capital markets work recently and believe this trend will continue.”
Susan joins from London stockbroker, Fox-Davies Capital and, having spent 17 years prior with KPMG Corporate Finance, she brings with her a wealth of experience. Susan has advised on a number of high profile transactions, including San Leon’s £64m offer for Aurelian Oil & Gas, Imperial College’s listed subsidiary’s £140m rights issue, and Bodycote plc’s £417m disposal of its Testing Business. During her time in KPMG’s Corporate Finance team, Susan advised on eight IPO’s (both AIM and Main Market), with a combined market capitalisation of c£1.5bn.
Susan Walker added: “I’m excited to be part of BDO’s capital markets team at a time when mid market companies with access to cash and/or listed paper are seeking to take advantage of the improving economic conditions and we are seeing signs for optimism for IPOs.”
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