Adam Joy has been appointed as Partner at KPMG. In his new role he will lead the firm’s UK Corporate Finance team in TMT and M&A activity, bringing his more than 20 years’ experience with corporates like UBS and Warner Bros International Television Production to the firm.
Adam Joy joins KPMG from Warner Bros International Television Production, where he fulfilled the role of Vice President in Business Development and M&A since 2011, leading the company’s strategy and M&A. Before this, between 2009 and 2011, he was the Managing Director Corporate Finance at Numis Securities, and the Managing Director of Ingenious Media Corporate Finance, between 2007 and 2008, giving corporate advice to media companies. From 1993 to 2007, he ascended UBS’ corporate ladder to become the firm’s Managing Director of European Media Investment Banking, this position saw him responsible for UBS' EMEA media investment banking team, and included the media business as well as advising on M&A activity. Joy started his career at Procter & Gamble as a Financial Analyst in 1992.
Joy holds a Master degree in Engineering Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
As Partner at KPMG UK, Joy will lead the firm’s corporate finance team for the technology, media and telecoms sectors as well as working to advise clients in M&A activity.
Commenting on the appointment, David Elms, UK Head of Media at KPMG, says: “The boundaries between the media and tech sectors continue to blur, as media companies acquire the talent and skills they need to provide new digital services to consumers. They are also investing heavily in their data and analytics capability, to try to better identify and understand rapidly changing consumer behaviour. These trends will drive significant consolidation over the next 18 months. Adam’s extensive industry experience and network of contacts will play a crucial role in helping our clients to drive their acquisition and sales strategies to adapt and build their business.”