"We have increased the strength of the team as we continue to see strong activity, and our average deal size is growing so transactions are becoming more complex"
Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has bolstered its corporate finance team with three additional staff to meet demand as activity levels in the deals market continue to race ahead.
The trio’s arrival comes at the end of a year in which HURST Corporate Finance has advised on a record 14 completed deals, including acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings for companies in a range of sectors, with a growing focus on healthcare-related transactions.
Max Perry has joined HURST Corporate Finance as an associate director from the Camlee Group, an M&A advisory practice where he spent more than five years after moving from Deloitte.
Danielle Tierney has joined from EY as a corporate finance executive. Danielle spent more than three years at EY working with a range of FTSE-listed, privately owned and international clients on a variety of engagements.
The third addition to HURST Corporate Finance is Matthew Taylor, who has joined as a graduate trainee. He has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Leeds.
Nigel Barratt, the head of HURST Corporate Finance, said: “It’s great to welcome Max, Danielle and Matt to the team. We have increased the strength of the team as we continue to see strong activity, and our average deal size is growing so transactions are becoming more complex.
“Our pipeline for 2022 is very strong and includes a range of deals involving UK and overseas buyers, together with private equity transactions. We are also going to be busy right up to Christmas.”
Max, who is pictured with Danielle, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have joined a team with such a proud record of working on high quality deals, which has rightly earned them a fantastic reputation in the market.
“It’s been clear in the first couple of weeks that HURST has a culture that places personal development right at its core, which was incredibly important for me. I’m looking forward to a long career here alongside exceptional people to advise on some of the region’s best transactions.”