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RSM appoints new midlands corporate finance partner

John Bryant joined the firm on 1 April and will be based in RSM’s Nottingham and Leicester offices

RSM UK has announced the appointment of John Bryant as corporate finance partner, tasked with “growing the firm’s mergers and acquisitions capability throughout the Midlands”.

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

Bryant will support businesses on mergers and acquisitions deals (£10m-£150m) across multiple sectors, as well as coordinating corporate finance activity across the East and West Midlands. He will also be responsible for launching and developing a new national industrials team.

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

Bryant said: “I’m really looking forward to raising the team’s profile across the Midlands, and building the new national industrial team, co-ordinating RSM’s approach to transactions in this sector on a national basis. It’s exciting to be joining the firm at this time of growth and investment in our region.”

Richard King, office managing partner for RSM UK in Nottingham, added: “I’m delighted to be welcoming John to the team. He brings a wealth of talent to RSM, and his previous experience of growing corporate finance teams and handling large mergers and acquisitions deals will prove invaluable in his new role.”

James Wild, national head of mergers and acquisitions at RSM, said: “We are thrilled that we have been able to strengthen our mergers and acquisitions business in the East Midlands market. John is a high quality mergers and acquisitions adviser in the mid market and is a further example of RSM investing in the wider Midlands area.”

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