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Lucy Stapleton

Lucy Stapleton

Head of Pharmaceuticals and Life Science, Deals leader Chief Operating Officer, PwC United Kingdom

Lucy is a PwC financial due diligence partner focussed on providing deals services to clients in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences businesses and also leads our EMEA PLS deals team.

Lucy has more than 20 years of experience advising on acquisitions and disposals and currently leads a dedicated PLS deals team of 30 people with financial, commercial, operational (including carve out) and valuations skills.  Lucy spent two years in our NY office and regularly works with teams across our network on cross-border transactions.

Lucy also co-leads our bid support team providing bid support and bid defence services to public companies.

Lucy is a Chartered Accountant.


  • Big Pharma
  • Biotech
  • Generics
  • Med Tech
  • Diagnostics
  • OTC
  • Consumer
  • Pharma outsource services (CRO
  • CDMO and CMO)
  • Pharmacy¸ distribution and wholesale

Area of interest

  • Financial due diligence for private equity and corporate clients
  • • Buy-side
  • • Vendor assistance
  • • Vendor due diligence
  • • Re-financing
  • Synergy review
  • Bid support (defence and take over)
  • Working capital reports