KPMG has bolstered its Private Capital and M&A offering in Scotland with the relocation of a tax director.
Rianne Lindsay will be based at the firm’s Edinburgh office and work across the Central Belt, providing a range of advice to owner managed and PE-backed clients, particularly supporting them through growth, including providing due diligence and tax structuring support on transactions and maximising tax opportunities throughout their lifecycle up to preparing them for exit.
Rianne has more than 15 years’ experience, most recently working within KPMG’s mid-market M&A tax team in London, assisting a wide spectrum of businesses from small owner managed firms to large private equity backed entities.
Commenting on her appointment, Rianne said:
“I started my career in my home town of Edinburgh so it feels right to return with the experience and insight I’ve gained working with such a wide variety of clients, particularly at a time when the business community is seeking advice and support through a particularly challenging period, both globally and locally.
“M&A activity has been steadily increasing in Scotland over recent years, and my experience working with such a diverse client base in London should provide some valuable insight and support to growth-hungry businesses throughout the country.”
KPMG’s Head of Tax in Scotland, Alan Turner, added:
“Rianne’s return to Edinburgh reinforces KPMG’s commitment to grow our presence and service offering throughout Scotland.
Given the significance of privately-held business to Scotland’s economy, it is important we are able to support our Private Capital clients throughout their lifecycle. This is against a backdrop of increasing complexity of the tax rules, resulting in strong market demand for our services.
Rianne’s extensive experience bolsters our senior tax team in Scotland to respond to that demand.”