ICFG UK welcome new Corporate Finance Partner
ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, are delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Hart as Partner in their Corporate Finance team.
Wendy has over 25 years Corporate Finance Experience, 22 of them leading the Corporate Finance practice in the Thames Valley at Grant Thornton UK LLP. During her time at Grant Thornton, Wendy completed over 200 successful transactions as well as founding Grant Thornton’s Technology Practice and was Managing Partner of the Oxford office for several years. More recently she was an elected member on Grant Thornton’s Partnership Oversight Board.
Wendy is a well-known and respected Corporate Finance advisor in the UK and has transacted across a wide range of sectors from funeral directors to logistics and automotive to real estate, although she has recently focused on a run of deals in the TMT space.
Wendy was voted “Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year” at the Thames Valley Deal Awards in both 2018 and 2020; the first woman to receive such an accolade.
Wendy has particularly strong sell-side credentials with an extensive network of corporate relationships and will strengthen HMT’s expertise in this area. She also brings international experience, having sold businesses to large corporate US, German, Chinese and Japanese buyers during the last 3 years.
HMT now have three Corporate Finance Partners and one Transaction Support Partner, supporting entrepreneurial businesses in the South East of England. The Partners are supported by a high-calibre professional team almost exclusively from international accountancy practices or investment banks.
Andrew Thomson, Managing Partner at HMT, commented,
“We have worked on numerous transactions over a number of years where Wendy has acted for the other side and have always respected the quality of her advice and the strength of her relationship with her clients. It is testament to HMT’s reputation that we are able to attract someone of Wendy’s calibre and we look forward to working with her to further establish ourselves as a leading mid-market advisory firm.”
Wendy Hart commented:
“I am excited to be starting a new chapter in my career with the team at HMT. I have been impressed by their commerciality, energy and client-centric approach and am excited to begin transacting as an HMT partner.”