Anisha Patel becomes Director in EY Midlands private team

30 January 2023 2 min. read
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EY has appointed Anisha Patel as Director in its private team in the Midlands. She brings more than eight years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions and growth capital.

Simon O’Neill, EY’s Managing Partner for the Midlands, commented, “I’m pleased to welcome Anisha to the Birmingham office. As business needs become more complex in the existing macroeconomic environment it is important that business leaders can collaborate with EY to develop solutions to support business growth. Anisha’s experience and expertise will support the development of our business relationships as well as our own continued growth ambitions.”

In recent years, the West Midlands has developed a status as being the UK’s fastest growing tech sector outside of London. This has also led to an influx of specialist talent in the region – something which has seen a growing number of consulting firms look to tap into the region’s innovative market. EY has been among the firms investing in the region, for example investing in a new financial services technology hub there.

Anisha Patel, Director, EY

Anisha Patel’s appointment is the latest effort of EY to further support the growth of businesses across the Midlands. As a Director in the firm’s private team, she will originate and build relationships with both new and existing clients in the privately-owned business market, connecting clients with expertise from across all areas within the firm, including tax and corporate finance. 

Patel said of her new challenge, “I’m delighted to have joined EY at such an important time. The sheer breadth of services provided allows EY to support businesses in navigating the challenges they may be facing. I’m excited to be working at a company that can offer the full suite of services as a way of assisting clients with their own growth journey and I am looking forward to working closely with growing businesses in the region.”

Bringing over eight years’ experience working in mergers and acquisitions and growth capital markets, Patel arrived from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). At the investment company, which provides growth capital for small and mid-sized businesses in the UK and Ireland, she was responsible for leading on origination across Central and East of England.

Tom Addyman, EY’s Head of Private in the Midlands, added, “As EY celebrates three years of record growth, our work in Private has been at the heart of this. Anisha’s appointment and the growth of our Midlands Private team aligns with the investments we are making across the rest of the country. We are seeing an increased demand for privately owned businesses seeking relationships with partners who understand their needs. I’m looking forward to working with Anisha and developing these client relationships further.”