Michael Downes

Director, Corporate Finance

KPMG in the UK

Michael leads our Corporate Finance practice in the North East region and has worked on some of the highest profile Merger & Acquisition (M&A) deals in the region in the past 15 years, working alongside business owners and board level management to advise with strategic decision making and facilitating growth plans. Michael has significant experience in acquisitions, disposals, and private equity fund raising across a wide range of sectors and business types and sizes.

KPMG’s wider Corporate Finance team is among the most active in the UK market, completing a higher volume of deals than the majority of other advisors across the country. This high volume approach provides a level of sector specific insight unmatched in the market and enables the local team to match experience with insight to help achieve the best possible result for their clients. In addition to advising on M&A deals the KPMG Corporate Finance teamwork with clients to advise on Debt raising and refinancing, IPO advisory, working capital management and business transformation.