Simon Hampton joins PwC Real Estate as partner

26 September 2014

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.

Simon Hampton joins PwC

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."

PwC appointments
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.


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

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.