KPMG appoints 'Big Four' veteran Graeme Williams to head Scottish corporate finance team

KPMG has appointed Graeme Williams to lead its corporate finance team across central Scotland, as the company prepares for an uplift in Scottish deal activity in 2020.

Published 24 February 2020

KPMG: Mid-market private equity investment 'resilient' in 2019 despite political uncertainty

Mid-market private equity investment in Scotland remained resilient throughout 2019 despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, according to new research from KPMG.

Published 21 February 2020

KPMG appointed administrators of Whyte Crane Hire

Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden of KPMG have been appointed as joint administrators of Scottish mobile crane hire company Whyte Crane Hire.

Published 19 February 2020

KPMG secures sale of Penman MW Limited

The future of Penman MW Limited has been secured administrators from KPMG secured the sale of the trading business to commercial vehicle builder, Martin Williams (Hull) Limited.

Published 14 February 2020

One in five sizeable Scottish businesses suffering financial stress

One in five major businesses in Scotland are ‘financially stressed’ according to new research from KPMG.

Published 12 February 2020

Perth branch of Beales among 12 UK stores to close

Department store company Beales is to close its Perth branch as administrators at KPMG begin the process to close 12 branches across the UK.

Published 10 February 2020

UK private equity market stutters as 2019 deal volumes drop

UK private equity (PE) deal volumes fell to their lowest levels in five years as economic and geopolitical uncertainty gripped the market, according to new research from KPMG.

Published 4 February 2020

KPMG: Venture Capital investment in Scottish scale-ups almost doubled in 2019

Venture Capital (VC) investment in Scottish scale-ups almost doubled in 2019, hitting just under £198 million, according to new research from KPMG.

Published 31 January 2020

Finance firms feature in Stonewall's top 100 employers 2020 list

Stonewall has released its Top 100 Employers 2020 listing with financial organisations featuring making the cut.

Published 30 January 2020

Three innovative Scottish start-ups crowned ‘Scotland’s Tech Pioneers’

Three emerging giants in the start-up scene have been crowned ‘Scotland’s tech pioneers’ and will now head to London to take part in the UK heat of KPMG’s Best British Tech Pioneer competition.

Published 29 January 2020

Big Four in talks to separate audit and consulting arms to beat government enforcement

The Big Four accounting firms are engaging in talks with the audit regulator regarding a self-imposed break-up in an attempt to get ahead of government enforcement action.

Published 23 January 2020

James Kergon: Data could drive success for Scotland's dealmakers

James Kergon, a partner and head of KPMG's deal advisory team in Scotland, looks back at 2019 and previews 2020 from an M&A perspective, focusing on how data and tech are going to drive a lot of future Scottish activity.

Published 23 January 2020

KPMG: Value of major fraud cases in Scotland more than tripled in 2019

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts increased by £11 million, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000.

Published 21 January 2020

KPMG appointed administrators of Beales department stores

Beales, the department store company which has a branch in Perth, has appointed KPMG as administrators.

Published 20 January 2020

KPMG appointed administrators of Penman Engineering

Blair Nimmo and James Lumb from KPMG’s restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators of Dumfries-based Penman MW Ltd, trading as Penman Engineering.

Published 16 January 2020