KPMG Acceleris bolsters leadership team with Partner appointment

KPMG Acceleris has announced that it has appointed Sarah Abrahams as a Partner.

KPMG Acceleris has announced that it has appointed Sarah Abrahams as a Partner.

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  • Sarah Abrahams joins KPMG Acceleris as a Partner based in London
  • FCA approval of joint venture completes formation of KPMG Acceleris

KPMG Acceleris, the Venture Capital Advisory joint venture between KPMG UK and Acceleris, has announced that it has appointed Sarah Abrahams as a Partner.

Sarah has joined KPMG Acceleris’ leadership team and is based in the firm’s London office, where she specialises in fundraising for high-growth businesses seeking pre-seed to Series A finance (£500k – £20 million). Her previous experience includes senior roles at Cooper Parry and Grant Thornton, where she grew and led finance-raising teams, and she has over 15 years’ experience in venture transactions. Over the course of her career, Sarah has supported founders of high-growth businesses across various sectors to secure deals with a range of funders, raising over £450 million to date.

KPMG UK and Acceleris signed the joint venture agreement earlier this year, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now approved the deal, completing the formation of the new entity, KPMG Acceleris.

Jonathan Boyers, Executive Chair of Corporate Finance at KPMG UK and Director of KPMG Acceleris, said: “We’re delighted to have Sarah on board at KPMG Acceleris. She brings such a wealth of experience having advised early-stage businesses across a range of sectors, and her appointment also strengthens KPMG Acceleris’ presence in London. The unique partnership and specialist expertise that KPMG Acceleris offers for the benefit of early-stage enterprise is game-changing in the market. And, underpinned by a commitment to ESG, Sarah and the team will work with progressive and ambitious founders to help them build the companies of tomorrow across tech and life sciences.

 “The FCA approval is also a significant milestone as we can now focus on helping businesses grow from early stage fundraising right through their growth lifecycle and beyond. Looking ahead, we are exploring other value-enhancing services in this market, including financial modelling, education, and the use of technology.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah added: “I’m delighted to have joined KPMG Acceleris, and I’m looking forward to working with our incredibly talented team as we help ambitious founders to source investment and unlock growth in their businesses. Against a challenging economic and geopolitical backdrop, quality businesses with high growth potential are still getting funded, but going to market with confidence and a robust investment narrative is crucial to success. Having access to the right advice is essential to securing a deal on the right terms from a funding partner that is the right cultural fit, and with our vast deal experience we are well placed to help our clients to achieve their funding goals.”


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About Acceleris

Acceleris Capital is an FCA regulated Venture Capital Advisory house based in Manchester that works with technology-focused SMEs who are improving unmet global needs in healthcare, sustainability, and software. Since its incorporation in 2000, Acceleris has advised and managed fundraisings for over 60 UK businesses and introduced over £150 million investment, with a track record including start-up to IPO’s, trade sale and private equity exits.

Acceleris primarily source funding deal-by-deal from their private angel investor contacts, private family office investors and a curated global network of venture capital institutions. The advisory process ensures companies receive appropriate funding on the correct terms for their growth.