Sarah Abrahams becomes Partner at KPMG Acceleris

24 November 2022 2 min. read
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KPMG Acceleris has bolstered its leadership team with a Partner appointment. Sarah Abrahams joins KPMG Acceleris in its London office.

Acceleris Capital is an FCA regulated venture capital advisory house based in Manchester. Since its incorporation in 2000, Acceleris has advised and managed fundraisings for over 60 UK businesses, specialising in working with technology-focused SMEs who are improving unmet global needs in healthcare, sustainability, and software.

Earlier in 2022, Acceleris signed up to a joint venture agreement with Big Four professional services firm KPMG. The FCA has now approved the deal, completing the formation of the new entity, KPMG Acceleris. Looking ahead, the entity is exploring value-enhancing services, including financial modelling, education, and the use of technology in life sciences. To help it on this journey, KPMG Acceleris has appointed a new Partner, in the form of Sarah Abrahams.

Sarah Abrahams, Partner, KPMG

Jonathan Boyers, Executive Chair of Corporate Finance at KPMG UK and Director of KPMG Acceleris, said, “We’re delighted to have Sarah on board at KPMG Acceleris. She brings such a wealth of experience having advised early-stage businesses across a range of sectors, and her appointment also strengthens KPMG Acceleris’ presence in London. Underpinned by a commitment to ESG, Sarah and the team will work with progressive and ambitious founders to help them build the companies of tomorrow across tech and life sciences.”

Abrahams joins KPMG Acceleris’ leadership team, based in the firm’s London office, and she will work to fundraise for high-growth businesses, seeking pre-seed to Series A finance of between £500,000 and £20 million. Over the course of her career, she has supported founders of high-growth businesses across various sectors to secure deals with a range of funders, raising over £450 million to date. Her previous experience includes senior roles at Cooper Parry and Grant Thornton, where she grew and led finance raising teams, and she has over 15 years’ experience in venture transactions.

Commenting on her appointment, Abrahams added, “Against a challenging economic and geopolitical backdrop, quality businesses with high growth potential are still getting funded, but going to market with confidence and a robust investment narrative is crucial to success. Having access to the right advice is essential to securing a deal on the right terms from a funding partner that is the right cultural fit, and with our vast deal experience we are well placed to help our clients to achieve their funding goals.”