RSM promotes new transaction services lead for Yorkshire and the North East

RSM has promoted Martin Athey to the position of financial due diligence director, effective from 1 April 2017.

Martin will lead RSM’s due diligence team across Yorkshire and the North East, building on the firm’s existing presence in this market acting for a range of clients including acquisitive companies, private equity investors and funding institutions.

Martin has been an integral part of RSM’s corporate finance practice for over 10 years, most recently within the M&A team, advising mid-market businesses on acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, fundraising and strategy.

Stephen Green, RSM’s head of financial due diligence in the North, said:

‘Martin’s appointment will bring a balance to the team which will allow us to service the growing needs of our clients on both sides of the Pennines. As well as demonstrating our continued commitment to the Yorkshire and North East market place, this is an integral part of our wider growth plans for the team across the North.’

Kevin O’Connor, RSM’s regional managing partner for Yorkshire and the North East, said:

‘Martin brings a unique skill set to his new role. With extensive due diligence and advisory experience, he is well placed to drive the team forward and further strengthen our offering in the region.’

Martin Athey added:

‘The new role is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to continuing the growth and success of the practice; first and foremost by providing an excellent service to the region’s acquisitive businesses and funders.’