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Darren Jukes takes on new Corporate Finance Senior Partner role at PwC Midlands

25 May 2021

Professional services firm PwC has appointed Darren Jukes as its Midlands corporate finance deals senior partner.

Darren brings over 25 years corporate finance experience and has advised private businesses, corporates and private equity clients on a broad range of transactions from finance raising through to divestments.

Darren began his career with PwC in Birmingham in 1992, where he was involved in a wide range of transactions, many involving private, entrepreneurial businesses in the region. His experience spans a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturing and energy sectors with a significant number of these international deals.

In 2007 Darren moved to London to lead the firm's corporate finance focus on the industrials sector, and also worked in Germany with PwC’s business recovery team advising on several large, automotive restructurings, before returning to London to continue his focus within industry.

Alongside his corporate finance role, Darren is the independent senior partner to a number of high-profile clients where he acts as a board level advisor on a broad range of topics from organisational change and transformation through to portfolio reviews and M&A strategies.

Darren takes over from Matt Waddell, who retired last month after 35 years with PwC.

Welcoming the appointment, Matthew Hammond, Midlands Region Leader and Birmingham Senior Partner at PwC, commented:

“Firstly, I would like to thank Matt Waddell for his dedication, enthusiasm, expertise and long service. Matt worked tirelessly to place us at the heart of the Deals market and led many transactions for entrepreneurial private businesses owners and private equity to create value.

“I am delighted that Darren is appointed to lead our Midlands Corporate Finance business reflecting our Midlands commitment and Industrials sector focus. Darren has extensive experience of managing large corporate finance deals, organisational change and transformation. Darren has successfully led a wide range of Deals and other advisory work for our clients which will help grow our corporate finance business further.”

On his appointment, Darren Jukes said:

“I’m delighted to take on this role and return to the Midlands to build on the existing momentum our corporate finance business has built within the region: a region with a rich heritage in the automotive, manufacturing, retail and consumer sectors and one that’s home to an amazing array of exciting, innovative, technology-led private businesses.

“I am particularly proud of the work we have been doing with our clients during such a challenging time, which continues to have a significant impact on businesses and the local economy. We are working hard to support our clients who are acting now to recover by helping clients adapt and respond effectively in this evolving landscape.”

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