RSM appoints new corporate finance partner in the Midlands

RSM UK has announced the appointment of John Bryant as Corporate Finance Partner, charged with “developing the company’s M&A capabilities in the Midlands”.

He joined the firm on April 1 and will be based in RSM’s Nottingham and Leicester offices, bringing to the firm over 18 years of corporate finance experience.

Bryant will support companies on M&A transactions (£10-150m) across multiple sectors, as well as coordinating corporate finance activities in the East and West Midlands. He will also be responsible for the launch and development of a new national industrial team.

Prior to joining RSM, he held senior roles in competing national audit and accountancy firms in Nottingham, leading or developing corporate finance teams. He began his career at NatWest Bank handling debt transactions for private equity clients.

Bryant said: “I am really looking forward to raising the profile of the team in the Midlands and building the new National Industrial Team, coordinating RSM’s approach to deals in this sector nationally. It is exciting to join the company at this time of growth and investment in our region.

Richard King, Managing Partner of RSM UK’s Nottingham office, added: “I am delighted to welcome John to the team. He brings a wealth of talent to RSM, and his previous experience growing corporate finance teams and managing large M&A deals will prove invaluable in his new role.

James Wild, Country Head of M&A at RSM, said: “We are delighted to have been able to strengthen our M&A activity in the East Midlands market. John is a high quality M&A advisor in the middle market and is another example of RSM’s investment in the wider Midlands.

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