Gary Hinton | KPMG | UK

Gary Hinton

Director, Transaction Services

KPMG in the UK

Gary is part of our National Markets Transaction Services practice in London and has over 18 years’ experience working both on the buy and sell side of transactions. He is a member of the specialist Professional Practices Solutions Group.

He joined KPMG 2 years ago, having led the Transaction Services offering to the legal sector in the UK during his time with PwC. He has worked on 25-30 law firm mergers and legal sector transactions in the UK and across the globe, including:

  • Due diligence for a Top 30 UK firm in relation to their proposed merger with one of the largest firms in Canada
  • Due diligence work in relation to the merger of a Magic Circle firm and a US counterpart
  • Support to two potential UK merger partners in the form of due diligence, business modelling and synergy planning
  • Financial due diligence for a top 20 UK firm in relation to their merger with a Middle Eastern practice
  • 2 buyside due diligence roles in relation to mergers between top 50 UK firms and US merger partners
  • Due diligence for a top 20 UK firm in relation to their proposed merger with a similar sized UK practice
  • Financial review of a global firm’s German office for a top 30 UK firm in relation to lateral hires
  • Due diligence work for a top 30 firm in relation to their association agreement with a Danish law firm
  • Two separate due diligence assignments for leading global law firms in relation to their proposed mergers with firms in South-East Asia
  • Buy-side due diligence for a top 25 UK firm in relation to their merger with a German practice
  • A review of an Australian legal services business on behalf of a top 25 UK firm
  • Buy-side due diligence for a financial investor in relation to their investment in a conveyancing and personal injury firm
  • Other assignments include working for US and Canadian law firms looking at potential mergers with Top 50 UK firms
  • Buyside due diligence for a top 25 UK firm in relation to their acquisition in Russia

If you have a mergers and acquisitions query that you would like to discuss, then please get in touch.

 

Education and qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Econ) Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics

Accreditation

  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Areas of expertise

  • Transactions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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