Senior appointments bolster KPMG UK’s Special Situations and Turnaround team

Professional services firm KPMG UK has made two senior appointments within its Deal Advisory practice.

Professional services firm KPMG UK has made two senior appointments within its Deal Adviso

Professional services firm KPMG UK has made two senior appointments within its Deal Advisory practice.

The firm has appointed Sharon Taylor and Lloyd Williams as Managing Directors within its Special Situations and Turnaround Group. Their primary focus will be on helping to preserve and restore value to organisations that may be facing a period of financial uncertainty.

Sharon joins the firm from PwC, where she held a range of senior roles both in the UK and South Africa. She has over 20 years of experience, including financial restructuring, having worked with corporates, lenders and various stakeholders across a range of industries.

Lloyd brings over 30 years of international experience, covering restructuring, turnaround, private equity and investment banking. He previously held senior roles with Deutsche Bank, Kuwait Finance House and NorthEdge, and has significant experience with private equity-backed businesses, having led transformation projects across multiple sectors.

David Fletcher, Partner and Head of Special Situations and Turnaround at KPMG UK, said: “Sharon and Lloyd are strong senior additions to our rapidly growing team, and they have joined at a pivotal time for our clients. It is great to have them on board to bring further depth to our team, complementing the senior hires we announced in the summer. These appointments are another great example of our ongoing investment in our services, as we continue to support our clients through the whole economic cycle.”

Reflecting on her appointment, Sharon Taylor added: “I’m delighted to be joining KPMG and to be working with an incredibly talented team. It’s a challenging time for many of our clients who are facing ‘the perfect storm’ of economic turbulence, with rising inflation and interest rates placing pressure on input and trading costs, energy cost increases and continued supply chain disruption. Business leaders need to understand the impact of these on liquidity and develop plans which will preserve value. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate what is an extremely complex environment and preserve and restore value in their business, ensuring they are well-placed for future opportunities.”

Commenting on his appointment, Lloyd Williams said: “I’m excited to be joining a strong team of advisors as we expand our offering in the market. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver turnarounds and bespoke solutions to our clients, in what is an increasingly complex and rapidly changing environment.” 

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KPMG’s Special Situations and Turnaround team forms part of the firm’s Deal Advisory practice in the UK, which includes established teams of Valuation, M&A, Debt Advisory and Transaction Advisory professionals, and the firm’s rapidly growing Working Capital Optimisation and Business Transformation teams. This multi-disciplinary expertise enables KPMG’s Special Situations and Turnaround team to deliver a bespoke, solutions-led approach to help companies navigate back to a path of sustainable value growth.



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