Acuity Advisors, the independent corporate finance boutique, today announces the appointment of Andy Lister as its new partner in the UK.
Andy has over ten years’ experience advising entrepreneurs, shareholders and boards on business sales, acquisitions and equity fund raisings and was previously a director with KPMG Corporate Finance in London.
Andy has worked with clients across a number of technology-enabled sectors, including smart infrastructure, the internet of things, M2M communications and clean technology, and has also worked with a number of high growth manufacturing and industrial distribution businesses.
Andy has a particular interest in cross border M&A, has completed deals with North American, European, African and Asian counterparties, and brings to bear on-the-ground emerging markets experience having spent two years working as an M&A advisor in India from 2008 – 2010.
Commenting on the appointment, Matthew Byatt, partner at Acuity said: “Acuity is delighted to announce Andy’s appointment as our fifth UK partner. Andy brings with him a wealth of international buy and sell side experience across a range of industries which will help us continue our rapid growth and build on our strong reputation for Partner-led, value added advisory services.”
Discussing his move, Andy added “Having spent 14 fantastic years at KPMG in Leeds, London and Delhi, I am excited to be joining Acuity at a hugely interesting point in their development, and look forward to continuing my focus on helping mid-market entrepreneurs maximise value when selling their businesses and raising funds.”
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