Tilney Smith and Williamson has appointed Stephen Woodhouse as a partner with a remit to build and develop its private equity tax offering.
Woodhouse joins the firm’s professional services business from EY where he was an associate partner who led the Manchester private equity transaction tax team and was part of the wider national mid-market group.
He will work closely with Tilney Smith and Williamson’s transaction services team which advises private equity firms, corporate clients, banks and family offices, and provides financial due diligence and sale and purchase agreement (SPA) advice on transactions and also reporting accountant and assist services in connection with IPOs and other capital markets transactions.
Tom Shave, head of London tax, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to Tilney Smith and Williamson ahead of our re-brand to Evelyn Partners this summer. The UK private equity deals market has continued to grow in recent years and Stephen’s appointment allows us to expand our offering to clients in this space.
“This development means we are well positioned to provide exceptional client service on all aspects of a transaction and I look forward to working closely with Stephen as he builds and develops the team.”
Woodhouse added: “I am thrilled to be joining Tilney Smith and Williamson at such an exciting time. I was impressed with the firm’s strategic vision and growth ambitions across all professional service lines and its mission to provide high quality advice.
“I was drawn to Tilney Smith and Williamson by the unique opportunity to build and develop the private equity tax offering and support its fast-paced expansion. I look forward to bringing my expertise in this space and combining with the wider existing corporate finance and tax teams.”