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Leading UK corporate financier joins Deloitte

25 June 2015

Paul Staples, formerly head of UK corporate finance and a senior managing director in the European Investment banking division of BNP Paribas has joined the Corporate Finance Advisory business of Deloitte as a partner. He completed his accountancy training at Touche Ross in 1990, and has since acted as trusted adviser to many leading UK businesses.

Paul Lupton, head of advisory at Deloitte said: “We feel that the time is right to strengthen the depth of our team to capitalise on the increased transactional activity we are experiencing. Paul’s appointment significantly bolsters our M&A capability with FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies and his outstanding track record in the European TMT sector will enhance our expertise in this active sector. This part of the business has performed very strongly over the past two years, growing revenue at 15% CAGR with further strong growth anticipated.”

He added: “This appointment is an important step forward as we seek to develop our business mould, ensuring we are the most relevant source of trusted strategic advice to our clients. Paul will bring a fresh and valuable perspective to our leadership team.

“When combined with the recent hiring of Chris Nicholls from JP Morgan to bolster our equity capital markets franchise, and our existing market leading debt advisory team, we believe that this combination and our global reach will be a very attractive proposition for our clients. It also reflects the increasing trend for independent advice.”

Paul Staples commented: “I am very much looking forward to being a part of Deloitte’s financial advisory practice. The firm is making important investments in the UK market as part of its broader growth strategy and entering a key phase of development. It is my ambition to contribute to its future success.”

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Notes to editors

Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory (part of the financial advisory practice) acts as an independent financial adviser to a range of public and private companies, private equity houses and entrepreneurs considering finance raising, acquisitions or disposals.

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Will Black
Deloitte LLP
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+44 (0) 78 2511 3222
wiblack@deloitte.co.uk

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