Khush Purewal | KPMG | UK

Khush Purewal

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions

KPMG in the UK

Khush is Head of KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice in the Midlands, and part of the UK M&A leadership team. Khush joined KPMG in 1999 and qualified as a chartered accountant within the Audit practice. Prior to KPMG, Khush spent three years at First Choice Holidays Group Plc, where he was an analyst in the Corporate Development team working on the acquisitions of Hayes & Jarvis and Unijet.

Khush transferred to KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice in 2004 and has spent the last 12 years advising companies on acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings. Khush has a specific sector focus on professional services firms offering built asset, engineering, environmental and legal services. He has a significant network of board level contacts at UK and international companies operating in these areas.

Khush has a breadth of transaction experience including:

  • The recapitalisation and Management Buyout of GVA Grimley LLP in 2007
  • The sale of Davis Langdon LLP to AECOM in 2010
  • The merger of EC Harris LLP with Arcadis NV in 2011
  • The merger of Davis Langdon and Seah with Arcadis NV in 2012
  • The recommended public offer for Hyder Consulting plc by Nippon Koei in 2014
  • The sale of the APAC subsidiaries to Sweett Group plc in 2015
  • IPO of Gateley Plc in 2015
  • The sale of BDP to Nippon Koei in 2016
  • Strategic option review of a Top 100 UK law firm in 2017

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

Areas of expertise

Mergers and acquisitions Transactions

Education and qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)


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

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management

  • Financial Conduct Authority Approved Person (CF30)

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