Global advisory firm FTI Consulting has, in the UK, poached two high-profile partner from Deloitte. Manish Shah and Euan Sutherland both join FTI’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice, and will be based in the firm’s London office.
Over the past 25 years Manish Shah has led a wide range of private equity and corporate transactions, and worked with the management teams and boards of companies to provide advice and input on transactions, including preparation for IPO and secondary sale, financing and stakeholder management. He joins FTI from Deloitte, where he spent his entire career (including a 13 year spell with Arthur Andersen – which in the UK became part of Deloitte in 2002); in his most recent role as a senior Corporate Finance Partner. Shah is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School.
At FTI Consulting Shah takes on the role of Partner and Senior Managing Director, and joins the firm's Transaction Services team, part of the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice. Besides his consulting work, Shah is also a Trustee on the Boards of Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Brain Bank UK.
Euan Sutherland bolsters FTI’s European Tax Advisory with a specific focus on real estate, bringing in his more than 15 years' experience in the sector. He also transfers from Deloitte, where he led a number of their key UK tax relationships and advised, in particular, on distressed real estate, mainly assisting private equity real estate investors and banks. Sutherland was also instrumental in creating and developing Deloitte's Real Estate family office business and was Co-Head of its Stamp Taxes practice. He is a member of ICAEW and a qualified solicitor with both the Law Societies of England & Wales and Scotland.
Commenting on the two new hires from the Big Four firm, Kevin Hewitt, Co-Chairman of FTI Consulting's EMEA region and Head of the EMEA Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, says, "I am absolutely delighted we have recruited leaders of the calibre of Manish and Euan to our expanding team. This is an exciting period of growth for our business, and they each bring a wealth of experience and expertise, which will enable us to continue providing our clients with a full range of multi-disciplinary services to support their growth agendas.”
Earlier this month FTI Consulting also added John Maloney to its Corporate Finance & Restructuring unit. Maloney made the move from AlixPartners, where he spent the past nine years.