Deloitte appoints Louise Durkan as Partner
Deloitte in Bristol has appointed a new partner in its national Special Situations Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team. Louise Durkan has joined from a business advisory firm but prior to that she worked at Deloitte for ten years.
Louise has over 25 years of experience advising a wide range of clients including multi-national corporates, lenders, private equity-backed, midmarket and owner-managed business.
She is re-joining Deloitte to work in the recently remodelled Special Situations M&A offering. This team’s expertise lies in M&A solutions for clients facing challenging, complex or business-critical issues, where specialist situational expertise and advice is the key to delivering the best outcome. The team works across all geographies and sectors.
Louise has mainly worked for Big Four professional services firms specialising in restructuring. She has a wealth of experience in advising stakeholders in stressed and distressed situations in assessing their options and then implementing the optimal solution.
In addition to being a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner, Louise is also a National Council Member for R3 – the trade body for the restructuring industry.
Louise Durkan, Special Situations M&A Partner at Deloitte in Bristol, said: “This is a new and exciting role working alongside Dan Renton running a growing national team. It’s great to be back at Deloitte and I’m bringing with me all the skills picked up in my absence.”
The Special Situations team offers independent and bespoke M&A solutions to a wide range of clients bringing together deep industry knowledge and breadth of situational experience deliver the optimal outcome and preserve value.
This team helps clients with accelerated M&A, non-standard M&A, and complex carve-outs, acquisition of businesses with stress or creditor pressure, strategic option overviews, sale process monitoring and accelerated funding solutions.
Martyn Gregory, Practice Senior Partner for Deloitte in the South West & Wales said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Louise back to the Bristol office. She will be a great addition to the partner group in the South West & Wales – a practice that continues to grow and make an impact that matters in the regional economy and the local community.”