Ducker Worldwide (Ducker) and Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) formally announced today that Tom Bottomley has joined the combined firm as Commercial Director for European Transaction Advisory Services. Bottomley, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, began his career in London with Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor firm of PwC. He rejoined PwC several years later in their Corporate Finance advisory team, where he managed leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity firms.
Since leaving PwC in 2001, Mr. Bottomley has been a director of several venture capital-backed businesses. These include Directorbank, which served as an online portal for private equity firms to network with senior industry executives; and Langcliffe Merger Connect, a buy-side deal origination firm, where he established their private equity practice. Bottomley was also Finance Director of a Lloyd’s insurance company for 11 years. He has a master’s degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University, lives in Leeds, Yorkshire, and will be based out of the London office, serving all of Europe.
“For the last three years I have been working with private equity firms to help them originate opportunities for their platform and portfolio acquisition strategies,” Bottomley said. “This new role gives me the opportunity to significantly enhance the services I can offer to my clients, including commercial diligence and growth strategy consulting, market and competitor intelligence and acquisition origination. I am very excited by the opportunity to bring this deep sector knowledge, and global capability, to the investment arena.”
Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal of Ducker Worldwide, said, “We have been serving our corporate clients with superior market intelligence and insights for almost 60 years with a particular focus on the automotive, building products, construction components, manufacturing, industrials, heavy machinery and healthcare sectors. Our transaction advisory team leverages this deep industry expertise and brings it to bear quickly in transactional situations for investment banking and private equity clients around the world. Tom’s appointment further enhances our capabilities in Europe, and he will be working closely with the sector teams in Paris and Berlin.”
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