People Moves: KPMG UK appoints Philip Shields as Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance

09/03/2023

Press Release (Media) - KPMG UK has announced the appointment of Philip Shields as a Managing Director to lead the Real Estate Corporate Finance practice.

Philip joins the firm from the investment bank Panmure Gordon where he led the Real Estate M&A practice. He has over 20 years of Real Estate investment banking experience across London, New York, and Sydney, and has advised on numerous transactions spanning both M&A and capital raising assignments.

Philip's recent work includes advising on the £350 million Life Sciences REIT IPO.

In his new role, Philip will work as part of both the Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory practices, and with KPMG UK's wider multi-disciplinary real estate offering.

Commenting on his new role, Philip said: "This is an exciting time to be joining KPMG. The firm has a strong presence in the market and I'm looking forward to connecting and working closely with colleagues in various parts of the business to provide a full service to our clients."

Andy Pyle, Head of Real Estate at KPMG UK added: "We're delighted to have Philip as part of the team, and he is a natural fit for helping us grow the work we do in the real estate sector. His extensive M&A experience will further strengthen our real estate offering."

KPMG UK has extensive experience, knowledge and insights across the real estate sector through delivering tax, assurance and advisory services.

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About KPMG UK

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 20 offices across the UK with approximately 17,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £ 2.72 billion in the year ended 30 September 2022.

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 143 countries and territories with more than 265,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

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