Paul Harnick | KPMG | UK

Paul Harnick

Global Head of Chemicals & Partner

KPMG in the UK

Paul has advised clients all over the world, and he specialises in emerging market strategy development and complex, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Paul joined KPMG in 2006 and has spent all his time serving clients in the Chemicals and Performance Technologies industry. He has advised clients all over the world, including a three year spell living in the U.S.

He is currently Global Head of Chemicals for KPMG and has oversight responsibilities for KPMG’s global strategy in the sector. He specialises in emerging market strategy development and complex, cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry.

Areas of expertise

Divestiture due diligence Divestiture tax implications Divestiture valuation Growth Mega trends Operating Effectiveness Productivity improvements Strategy Technology Transactions

Education and qualifications

  • BSc (Honours) Geography, University of Edinburgh

Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Key Project Experience

  • Project management to support an overseas investor with establishment of a $1.2 billion greenfield petrochemical facility in Louisiana

  • Due diligence and general deal advice to support a client with the establishment of a $2 billion joint venture

  • Market entry advice and project management to support a global commodity chemicals company with the set-up of a $490 million joint venture in China

  • Sell side transaction support for a $2.0 billion commodity chemical business

  • Plant footprint optimization for the EMEA operations of a global specialty chemicals business

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