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Leading audit, tax and consulting firm has appointed Rowan Porter as a director in its growing financial due diligence practice across the North.

Rowan brings over 13 years’ corporate finance experience, following his previous role at Grant Thornton. He brings particular expertise in buy and sell side financial due diligence projects including corporate transactions, private equity and debt finance. He has advised on transactions across a number of sectors including technology, manufacturing, and service providers.

Stephen Green who, along with Rob McCarthy, co-leads RSM’s financial due diligence team in the North, said: ‘As a prominent professional in the market, Rowan has a wealth of experience, specialist technical and commercial expertise that will continue to enhance our due diligence offering in the North.

‘The appointment reaffirms our commitment to investing in senior talent to led unprecedented demand for quality financial due diligence in the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.’

In his new role, Rowan will work closely with Stephen and Rob to support acquisitive businesses and funding institutions with strategic regional, national and international transactions.

Rowan added: ‘I am thrilled to be working with Stephen and Rob and excited to join such a well-established transactions team in the North. I am proud to be a part of RSM’s growth story and look forward to providing transaction advisory services across the region.’

The move follows a busy period for the team acting on a range of significant regional deals working with a number of leading private equity funds including Key Capital Partners, NorthEdge Capital, Growth Capital Partners; plus, particular deals acting for Mobeus Equity Partners on the MBO of Star Brands; supporting Newley Weds Inc on its acquisition of Jigsaw Foods; and acting for Kartell UK’s acquisition of Just Trays.