PwC has bolstered its real estate practice with Simon Hampton, the former head of real estate, gaming and lodging at Jefferies investment bank. Hampton, who joins PwC's real estate practice as a corporate finance partner, will lead the real estate deals business, which includes Business Recovery Services, Transaction Services and Corporate Finance.
Simon Hampton has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate business and specialises in M&A services such as deals, equity and debt capital raising, restructurings, due diligence and other M&A advisory work. In his most recent role, he led the real estate, gaming and lodging unit of Jefferies, a global investment bank, and prior to that he spent 13 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “I'm delighted to be joining PwC. PwC has a first-class, market-leading team working with property companies, funds, banks and alternative funders, on high-profile deals across the real estate market. We are seeing an uptick in an appetite to do deals. Both M&A and capital-raising volumes have increased across all sub-sectors, including REITs, property services companies, house builders, hotels, pubs and private equity funds. This is a really exciting time to be leading our team of advisers,” says Hampton.
John Dwyer, PwC’s head of deals and Executive Board member, says: “Simon is a great addition to our deal-making team. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the real estate industry at a time when our market-leading deals practice is growing quickly." Craig Hughes, head of PwC’s real estate practice, adds: “I'm thrilled that Simon is joining us. He is well-known as a leading real estate deal-maker and we look forward to working with him to deliver value to our clients and the firm."
Recently PwC also appointed Tina Hallett as the new head of its Government & Public Sector group, Daniel Dzenkowski as Director Insurance, Leigh Bates as Director Data Analytics and George Stylianides as the new head of its Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice.