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Strengthening our practice with the addition of two Managing Directors and their team

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC is pleased to welcome the M&A and Corporate Finance team from M&T’s Investment Banking Group to join our Corporate Finance practice

Philip J. Isom

Philip J. Isom

Principal, Global Head of M&A, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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Robert White

Robert White

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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Ian Pemberton

Ian Pemberton

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (KPMG CF) is pleased to welcome the M&A and Corporate Finance team from M&T’s Investment Banking Group to join our Corporate Finance practice. The team is led by Rob White and Ian Pemberton, who have a combined 40 years of investment banking experience. KPMG CF is a growing middle market investment bank that provides investment banking sellside, buyside, and capital advisory services. The addition of the team demonstrates KPMG CF’s continued investment in expanding industry capabilities to better serve our clients. Rob, Ian, and the team will further enhance KPMG CF’s position as a leading mid-market investment bank and M&A advisor for companies in the Industrials, Real Estate, Business Services, and Aerospace and Defense/Government.

Rob White is an experienced M&A banker with over 25 years of business development and execution, including sell-sides, corporate carve-outs/divestitures, acquisitions, and private capital raising (equity and subordinated debt) for middle market clients. Prior to joining KPMG, Rob led the M&A and Corporate Finance practice at M&T, where he was focused on industrials transactions, both manufacturing and distribution.

“We are proud to join an investment banking platform with a shared high-performance culture,” said Rob White, Managing Director. “Access to KPMG’s impressive global platform and network of relationships as well as the broader firms advisory capabilities and depth of industry expertise greatly expands the value we can provide to our clients and prospects.”

Ian Pemberton joins the KPMG team with over 15 years of experience in commercial and investment banking. Ian’s diverse industry experience within the middle market includes advising clients on sell-side and capital raising engagements in industries such as real estate, business services, manufacturing, and distribution. While at M&T, Ian led the Investment Banking Group’s efforts in the affordable housing vertical, which provides advisory services related to capital raising and strategic alternatives to developers, owners, managers and syndicators.

“We are excited to integrate our affordable housing advisory capabilities across the KPMG platform,” said Ian Pemberton, Managing Director. “Our team has unique qualifications advising clients that operate within the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) Program, which continues to serve a critical need in communities across the United States. We expect this practice to continue to grow as a result of market dynamics and KPMG’s extensive complementary service lines.”

“We are excited to have M&T’s highly respected senior industry bankers join the KPMG CF practice. Their outstanding industry experience enhances our ability to serve key market segments,” said Phil Isom, head of KPMG Corporate Finance LLC. “Integrating M&T’s team will bolster our ability to assist mid-market organizations with capitalizing on renewed M&A optimism and appetite and help build an added spectrum of key sector capabilities and experience.”

About KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

The global Corporate Finance practices of KPMG International’s independent member firms is a leading investment banking network, ranked #1 in the Global Middle-Market League Tables for the past 5, 10, 15, and 20 years, cumulatively, according to Refinitiv’s Mid-Market M&A Review.


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