Steve Thomson and Simon Hill have set up Liberty Corporate Finance to provide independent corporate finance services to management teams, private equity institutions and owners of businesses.

Two of KPMG Corporate Finance's experienced and respected professionals, Steve and Simon have over 20 years of corporate finance experience between them and have successfully completed more than 15 transactions in the last 5 years alone; acting for management, shareholders and private equity institutions on both buying and selling businesses. Deal origination will be at the heart of the strategy for growth, with Liberty generating proprietary transaction opportunities for their private equity and corporate contacts.

Liberty will offer a broad range of corporate finance services, targeting transactions with a value of £10m or more.

With the UK M&A market showing increasing activity and the Big Four continuing to move away from the mid market towards larger transactions, Liberty expect to capitalise on their expertise and excellent contacts in the UK middle market over the coming years. Steve commented: "Setting a strategy to focus on the UK middle market, with a specialist and tailored approach, seems to have struck a chord with the private equity community, owners of businesses and management teams, many of whom are disillusioned with the increasing disinterest they receive from the traditional providers of corporate finance services to this market. The business has started strongly with a number of promising projects in the pipeline and we look to the future of Liberty with great excitement and enthusiasm."


BSN Medical

1 December 2005