Baker Tilly appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for the Yorkshire & North East region

Paul Johnson has been appointed Baker Tilly’s head of corporate finance for the Yorkshire and North East region.

Paul joined Baker Tilly in 2002, and he specialises in financial due diligence for private equity investors, banks and corporates.

He has had significant experience of cross border transactions, and is also a Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the Securities Institute.

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, Yorkshire & North East, 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.

Paul Johnson said:

“Now that we’re beginning to come out of the economic downturn, we are seeing businesses in the region placing increasing focus on growth.

“It’s therefore important that Baker Tilly further expands its  corporate finance service to support new and existing clients within the region, helping them to achieve their objectives in 2014.”

Rob Donaldson said:

“Having a stronger regional presence will be of real benefit to our clients and prospective clients across the UK.

“Paul has a distinct knowledge of the local market which will be of great importance to businesses looking to develop strategically in their chosen markets.”

Paul Johnson

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