EY has announced the appointment of Jeremy Harrison, who joins the business as partner, to lead the firm’s Midlands-based Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory team.
The ‘Big Four’ firm said Harrison brings over 20 years of experience advising high growth, mid-market businesses and entrepreneurs on acquisitions, company sales and capital raising activity across the Midlands. He joins EY during a period of “significant growth” and investment in its strategy and transaction advisory business.
Before joining EY, Harrison was MD (Global Industrial Technology Group) at Houlihan Lokey and partner at Alantra. He specialises in the industrial technology and tech-enabled business services sectors.
Harrison said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this important and exciting role. The opportunity to lead, develop and grow the team in Birmingham really resonated with me. EY has a strong cultural identity and is dedicated to supporting private businesses, entrepreneurship and mid-market private equity clients. I am very much looking forward to representing the firm across the region.”
Simon O’Neill, office managing partner at EY in Birmingham, said: “We’re welcoming Jeremy to EY during a period of significant investment in our regional strategy and transactions advisory business. His expertise and experience will prove invaluable to the team.
“A strong and active transaction market is critical to the regional economy and at EY we have built a team that looks after all aspects of this type of activity for PLCs and private businesses, including M&A, transaction due diligence, deal structures and turnaround.”
He added: “We are committed to investing in our regional offices, and only last month announced our intention to treble the size of our Consulting practice in the Midlands over the next four years. Attracting and retaining the right skills and expertise at all levels is crucial to our continued success.”