Specialist financial due diligence firm Knight Transaction Services has announced the appointment of Umber Irshad and Jathusan Naguleswaran as assistant managers, as the firm reportedly celebrates its first year anniversary.
Knight TS, which is part of the Knight Group, reportedly supports owner managers, corporate acquirers, banks and private equity firms throughout the transaction process, and is said to have achieved double its target revenues in its first year of trading, with 26 deals completed since launching in June 2021.
In addition, Knight TS also offers a range of services to SMEs, including buy side due diligence, vendor due diligence and vendor assistance.
Umber Irshad joins Knight TS from EY where she reportedly spent five years as an associate and senior associate, while Jathusan previously held roles at Thompson Wright Accountants and Dains Accountants.
The firm was founded by Hayley Brightmore, with associate directors Erin Berry and Jennifer Serridge.
Hayley Brightmore, founder of Knight TS, said: “We’ve had a phenomenal first year, and I’m grateful to everyone who has worked with us and supported us so far. Hitting double our projected revenues, winning multiple awards and partnering with companies such as Foresight, Maven and Pelican Capital in the UK, as well as international clients including Tivian in the US and Sweden-based Humble Group AB has surpassed all our expectations.
“We’ve listened to what clients want and can offer a much more flexible service than bigger firms, meaning we can mobilise on transactions more quickly. This is making us an attractive choice for the currently under-served mid-market. We’re delighted to welcome Umber and Jathusan to the team as we look to do even more for our clients in the year ahead.”