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Lucy Stapleton

Lucy Stapleton

Deals Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Lucy is PwC’s UK Deals Leader and is responsible for our Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Business Restructuring and Forensics businesses. 

Lucy advises large private equity and corporate clients on multinational carve outs and vendor due diligence; bid defence; buy-side due diligence and was the founder of the firm's market leading healthcare transaction services practice.

"I genuinely believe that our Deals business can provide a stimulating, rewarding and varied career for all. It’s a place where independent and entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged and celebrated."

Lucy began her career in audit in London where she qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) before completing a two year secondment to the New York Deals team. Lucy has been a UK partner since 2006 and in addition to her market focus has been the UK Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Leader; Chief Operating Officer for Deals and People Leader for Transaction Services.

Experience

  • Led the bid defence for a FTSE100 pharmaceutical client
  • Provided carve out/ sell-side VDD on 2 FTSE100 consumer businesses
  • Co-leading the relationship on a leading global investment firm
  • Leading PwC’s UK Deals Line of Service and part of PwC UK’s investment committee

Specialism

  • Big Pharma
  • Biotech
  • Med Tech
  • Diagnostics
  • OTC
  • Consumer
  • Pharma outsource services
  • FDD
  • VDD
  • Synergy review
  • Bid support
  • Working capital reports

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

Lucy is PwC’s UK Deals Leader and is responsible for our Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Business Restructuring and Forensics businesses. 

Lucy advises large private equity and corporate clients on multinational carve outs and vendor due diligence; bid defence; buy-side due diligence and was the founder of the firm's market leading healthcare transaction services practice.

"I genuinely believe that our Deals business can provide a stimulating, rewarding and varied career for all. It’s a place where independent and entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged and celebrated."

Lucy began her career in audit in London where she qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) before completing a two year secondment to the New York Deals team. Lucy has been a UK partner since 2006 and in addition to her market focus has been the UK Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Leader; Chief Operating Officer for Deals and People Leader for Transaction Services.