KPMG UK has appointed a new Associate Director within its corporate finance M&A team in Scotland.
Fiona Robertson joins the professional services firm from Azets, where she was Director of corporate finance for the past two years.
Glasgow based Fiona has previously held posts with Simmons & Company International (Piper Sandler Energy), advising clients on cross-border oilfield services M&A, and international restructuring and turnaround firm Zolfo Cooper LLP (now Alix Partners).
Her appointment takes KPMG’s Scotland corporate finance team to a headcount of six.
In the past 12 months the team has acted as lead adviser on six transactions in the Scottish market, reflecting growing demand for KPMG’s services.
Fiona, said: “KPMG’s corporate finance team in Scotland is working on some of the most interesting and significant deals in the market, so it was a natural draw for me as I take the next step in my career. After a very busy two years for investment, the market seems to have returned to pre-pandemic levels of normality. There are plenty of new opportunities across Scotland for clients, and I’m looking forward to getting started in my new role.”
Elsewhere within the M&A team, KPMG’s Samantha King and Michael Kindness have both been promoted to Manager in the last 18 months.
Graeme Williams, Head of Corporate Finance M&A for Scotland, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Fiona to our growing team in Scotland. She brings a wealth of corporate finance experience and know-how operating in the Scottish market and beyond. Fiona is an important signing for us as we continue to expand and invest in our team and reflects the growing nature of our deals business in Scotland.”
The Scottish deals market has seen a healthy flow levels of transactions particularly during 2022, despite economic headwinds softening markets across the UK and globally in recent months.
KPMG’s own analysis of mid-market private equity and venture capital investment volumes in Scottish businesses both showed that Scotland’s market was relatively busier than the rest of the UK.