KPMG continues to build its Thames Valley and South Coast corporate finance team with its latest recruit of Gemma Legg. She joins the team as corporate finance associate director, based in Reading. A winner of the South East Young Dealmaker of the Year award, Legg was previously based at Grant Thornton.
The appointment highlights KPMG’s rapid growth in its Reading Corporate Finance team – over the past six months the department has made four hires locally.
Sami Fairris, corporate finance director at KPMG, said: “Gemma joins us with an exceptional market reputation and is already proving to be a great asset to the team. She’s a key component of our ongoing success and we’re delighted to have her on-board.”
The rapid investment in KPMG’s local Corporate Finance team has been driven by market appetite, with a broad range of live deals spanning both trade and private equity, with both domestic and international buyers. Whilst operating cross-sector, around half of the deals have a technology focus.
Fairris added: “We’re excited to keep building on our success, continuing to recruit, and bringing our differentiated proposition to the market. We’re an ambitious local team but with global reach into buyers worldwide and deep sector insights. We are also strongly supported by a local multi-disciplinary team encompassing tax, legal and broader services.”