Kirst Sandwell

Kirsty Sandwell Partner, Head of Transactions

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Kirsty Sandwell is the Head of Transactions at RSM UK. She’s a vastly experienced M&A partner, the former Office Managing Partner of our Gatwick office, and specialises in working with privately owned businesses and supporting corporates on complex carve outs and divestments.

Kirsty joined RSM in 2001 as part of the firm’s new M&A team. She made partner in 2005 and became Head of Corporate Finance for the south in 2012. Kirsty then led our national M&A offering, before becoming Head of Transactions and joining our National Leadership Team in April 2020.

When asked what gets her out of bed in the mornings, Kirsty says:

Helping people whose businesses have been in their family for generations and turning that into cash, meaning their family is safe for generations to come. It's a personal, private journey. For 12 or 18 months you're everything to them and it's lovely.

Outside of work, Kirsty is a new but keen golfer, yogi, and kickboxer. She’s also passionate about equality of opportunity and diversity, and is proud of securing RSM’s backing for the European Disabled Golf Association – an organisation she became involved with as a caddy for her best friend who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago.

Kirsty's RSM timeline:

  • 2020: became Head of Transactions and joined the National Leadership Team
  • 2019: became National Head of M&A
  • 2013: became Office Managing Partner for Gatwick
  • 2012: became Head of Corporate Finance for the Southern region
  • 2005: became Partner
  • 2001: joined as a manager in the newly formed Lead Advisory business

Why RSM chose to align with the European Disabled Golf Association