People Moves: KPMG strengthens Transaction Advisory Services team as it expands ESG offering with partner appointment
Press Release - Professional services firm, KPMG UK, has appointed James Holley as a Partner within its Deal Advisory practice. James has re-joined the firm after spending five years with international quoted private equity and alternative asset management group, Bridgepoint, where he was Head of ESG (Environment, Social & Governance). Prior to this James was KPMG UK's Head of Responsible Investment, and he brings with him over 20 years of ESG and Sustainability experience, both in an advisory and practitioner context. He also previously held roles at Deloitte and ERM.
In his new role at KPMG, James will be responsible for leading the ESG Transaction Advisory Services team and ESG Private Equity offering, with a focus on supporting clients across their investment lifecycle - from fundraising, to due diligence and ownership, through to exit.
Nicola Longfield, Partner and Head of Transaction Advisory Services at KPMG UK, said: "James' extensive experience, network and expertise will be a great asset to our clients and our firm, and we're delighted to welcome him back to KPMG. We're committed to recruiting, retaining and building the best talent, and James is a great senior addition to our growing team. As our clients look to embed ESG in their investment decisions, I'm confident that we're well placed to help them to achieve their ambitions."
James Holley, Partner at KPMG UK, commented: "I'm delighted to be returning to KPMG to lead our ESG Transaction Services team and to support the firm with expanding its ESG offering to Private Equity clients as we build out our capabilities and expertise. ESG is not only influencing business strategies and investment decisions, but it is also becoming increasingly integral to unlocking business and societal value, and I'm looking forward to utilising my practical experiences to help our clients navigate this rapidly evolving agenda."