EY appoints Stuart Mogg as Director of Debt Advisory practice

21 December 2017 Consultancy.uk

Former RBS Director Stuart Mogg has been hired by professional services giant EY. The Big Four firm has picked Mogg as a new Director of its Speciality Finance Debt Advisory arm.

Prior to joining EY, Stuart Mogg’s career resided chiefly in the banking sector. Most recently, this saw him work for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), as a Director in its FI Structured Finance segment. Between 2015 and 2017, the role saw Mogg focus on FI Client Coverage; having re-joined the bank in 2011 as an Associate Director.

Earlier in his career, Mogg worked for financial services firm Lombard, where he was most recently a Senior Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking, after spells working as a Relationship Manager in its Business Banking, and an Assistant Relationship Manager at the company. He began his career at RBS in 2006 as a Business Analyst, after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Geography from Oxford Brookes University, and an Advanced Diploma in Credit from ifs University College.Stuart MoggMogg arrives at EY as a Director, and is tasked with running the firm’s Speciality Finance Debt Advisory practice, which was set up in 2015 to help financial services-based clients raise debt finance across their credit life-cycle, including asset backed growth capital and financing to support acquisitions. The role will see Mogg lead a team of eight as the practice continues to grow – topping £1.3 billion in funds raised across 15 transactions so far.

Nick Parkhouse, an EY Associate Partner for EMEIA Financial Services, remarked on the appointment, “In just over two years we have built a Financial Services debt advisory offering that is market leading. Stuart is a fantastic new addition to our team, and will help us reach our goal of becoming the number one Financial Services Corporate Finance team.”

Commenting on his new role, Mogg added, “I’m very pleased to be joining EY’s fast-growing Financial Services Corporate Finance practice at a critical time in its development. The growth in the speciality finance market in recent years, the ever-evolving funding landscape and the rise in M&A activity in the sector, is driving an ever greater need for companies to seek expert advice on the capital options available to them.”

2017 has been a busy year for EY in terms of talent recruitment. The accounting and consulting firm brought on board as many as 669 partners, globally. 63 of these were hosted in UK offices.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.