Elsa Littlewood joins BDO as partner

22 August 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Audit and advisory firm BDO has added Elsa Littlewood to its private wealth and entrepreneurial team. As a UK tax partner, she will work to guide clients through complex private equity deals.

BDO Managing Partner Paul Eagland commented, “Appointing talented individuals like Elsa is crucial to BDO as we continue to grow our tax teams. I have no doubt that Elsa’s knowledge and expertise will offer new and existing businesses alike the valuable advice required to help them succeed in their growth ambitions.”

The business advisory’s works with individuals, their families, their businesses, investments and related entities at different stages of wealth creation. In a tightening deals market, BDO’s advice to investors and firms looking to attract funding is increasingly important, to ensure value for money and maximised growth.

Elsa Littlewood joins BDO as partner

In her new role at BDO, Littlewood will be working closely with BDO’s private equity team, drawing on her vast experience to advise and guide individuals, investors and management teams throughout their private equity lifecycle. She joins the private wealth and entrepreneurial team with more than two decades of experience in tax and private client services.

She has previously delivered advice to clients from all spheres of the private wealth spectrum. Having commenced her career with Andersen, where she latterly became an associate, she has since held senior roles with Deloitte and – most recently – EY, where she was a partner for five years.

Speaking on her arrival, Littlewood said, “Navigating private wealth and private equity tax rules can be complex and it requires bespoke, often multi-jurisdictional, advice. It’s important to understand the commercial aims at a fund level as well as personal and family objectives, and that’s where our advice and guidance at BDO comes in. I am looking forward to working with these individuals alongside the ambitious and dynamic tax team at BDO.” 

Earlier in the year, BDO also appointed a new partner in its life sciences and pharmaceuticals wing. Graeme Hurst similarly arrived at the firm with almost two decades of Big Four experience in the sector.