RSM UK appoints new corporate finance partner to boost M&A capability throughout the Midlands

04 april 2022

RSM UK has appointed John Bryant as corporate finance partner to grow the firm’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) capability throughout the Midlands. He joined the firm on 1st April and will be based in RSM’s Nottingham and Leicester offices. He brings over 18 years’ experience of corporate finance to RSM. Richard King and John Bryant

John will support businesses on M&A deals (£10m-£150m) across multiple sectors, as well as coordinating corporate finance activity across the East and West Midlands. He will also be responsible for launching and developing a new national industrials team. John is the fourth partner to join the Midlands corporate finance team - alongside Helen Brocklebank and Phil Parkes who joined last April to work with James Carnegie - demonstrating significant investment in the region. Richard King and John Bryant

Prior to joining RSM, John held senior roles at competing national audit and accounting firms in Nottingham either leading or developing corporate finance teams. He began his career at NatWest bank handling debt transactions for private equity clients.

John Bryant, corporate finance partner for RSM UK in the Midlands, said: ‘I’m really looking forward to raising the team’s profile across the Midlands, and building the new national industrial team, co-ordinating RSM’s approach to transactions in this sector on a national basis. It’s exciting to be joining the firm at this time of growth and investment in our region.’


Richard King, office managing partner for RSM UK in Nottingham, said: ‘I’m delighted to be welcoming John to the team. He brings a wealth of talent to RSM, and his previous experience of growing corporate finance teams and handling large M&A deals will prove invaluable in his new role.’


James Wild, National Head of M&A at RSM said: 'We are thrilled that we have been able to strengthen our M&A business in the East Midlands market. John is a high quality M&A adviser in the mid market and is a further example of RSM investing in the wider Midlands area.'