Curragh heads PwC’s U.S. Transactions division

Martyn Curragh has been appointed leader of PwC LLP’s U.S. Transaction Services practice. Curragh, who was been at PwC for 20 years, takes over from John McCaffrey.


PwC LLP today announced that Martyn Curragh has been appointed Leader of the U.S. Transaction Services practice, succeeding John McCaffrey who will relocate overseas to take on additional leadership responsibilities within the Firm.

In his new role, Curragh leads a practice comprised of over 1,000 experienced professionals who advise clients throughout the entire lifecycle of a transaction, providing due diligence for M&A transactions, along with advice on accounting and financial reporting and valuations, M&A strategy and integration, capital raising, restructuring, and divestitures options.

“Martyn is a highly talented and credentialed professional with global expertise and a proven track record of building key, long-term client relationships. Today’s complex global M&A environment requires an intense and thorough approach from inception to integration in any transaction, and Martyn brings that understanding and expertise,” said Dana McIlwain, U.S. Advisory Leader, PwC. “We appreciate John’s contributions and welcome Martyn as the new U.S. Transaction Services Leader as we continue to build on our leadership position in today’s global M&A market.”

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead this tremendously talented group of professionals,” said Curragh. “The M&A market appears to be stabilizing as financing markets have improved, deal flow has increased and financial buyers have become more aggressive. I am very optimistic about our ability to grow our business in this environment, as we seek to capitalize on these positive fundamentals through further investing in deepening our sector skills and expanding the spectrum of deal services that can add value for our clients.”

During his tenure with PwC, Curragh has distinguished himself as a seasoned deal specialist with extensive experience in global and cross border deals, having served numerous Private Equity and Corporate clients resident in both the US and Europe. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in transactions aggregating over $30 billion across a diverse group of industry sectors including media and publishing, consumer products and retail, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace and defense contracting. Curragh has provided a broad range of mergers and acquisitions related services to clients including industry/market assessments, buy side due diligence, divestiture services, accounting and tax structuring and post merger integration.

Curragh has been with PwC for 20 years, working in both the UK and U.S. He joined the U.S. Transaction Services group in the New York office in 1998, relocating from Northern Ireland. Curragh is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

PwC’s Transaction Services practice provides due diligence for M&A transactions, along with advice on M&A strategy and integration, restructuring, divestitures and separation, valuations. With approximately 1,000 deal professionals in 16 cities in the United States, and a global network of over 6,000 deal professionals in 90 countries, experienced teams are deployed with deep industry and local market knowledge and technical experience tailored to each client’s situation. The Transaction Services team can be involved from strategy to integration and employ an integrated business approach to uncover the realities of a deal. The field-proven, globally consistent, controlled deal process helps clients minimize their risks, progress with the right deals, and capture value both at the deal table and after the deal closes. For more information about M&A and related PwC services, please visit:

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