Deloitte appoints new head of Scottish corporate finance practice

Gavin Hood
Gavin Hood

Deloitte has announced the promotion of one of its partners to lead the firm’s advisory corporate finance practice in Scotland.

The firm said that the appointment of Gavin Hood will meet demand for its specialist services north of the border, which continues to rise.

He steps into the role following the recent retirement of Senior Partner Ian Steele.

Mr Hood has been a partner with Deloitte since 2006 and brings with him extensive knowledge and expertise in the advisory corporate finance sector, having worked on a range of high profile mergers and acquisitions.

Deloitte’s advisory team has continued to grow in 2015, with the recent appointments of Aneeta Nayak and Roger Mayor who both joined the firm as assistant directors from Bank of Scotland, and have substantial M&A experience.

Mr Hood said: “We continue to see strong demand for advisory services, and our latest appointments reflect our ability to attract the best talent. Both Aneeta and Roger have significant banking, investment and corporate finance experience and add to our existing expertise within the Scottish practice.

“It’s a real privilege to lead one of Scotland’s largest and most talented corporate finance teams. We plan to further grow the team to take advantage of increased confidence in the market.”

The two new recruits complement the senior director team of Aaron Falls and Alan Hamilton.

Mr Hamilton joined the firm earlier this year from Clydesdale Bank bringing with him extensive experience in the corporate lending sector, as well as skills in debt structuring and credit risk assessment.

Mr Falls, who has over ten years’ experience in advisory corporate finance, has been involved in a number of high profile deals, including the recent acquisition of Tulloch Homes.

Mr Hood added: “The last 18 months have been particularly strong for us; we’ve worked on a variety of noteworthy deals, delivered exceptional outcomes for our clients and added some of the best talent in the market to the team. We are now in a great position to support our clients and take on new business going into the second half of 2015.”

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