A&M Taxand hires tax trio from Deloitte’s M&A and Funds Tax group
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLP (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has strengthened its tax advisory practice appointing Nick Walton, Jack Hollyman and John Bettley-Smith as Senior Directors within its Infrastructure Investors service team. The hiring of Mr. Walton, based in Manchester, and Messrs Hollyman and Bettley-Smith, based in London, extends A&M Taxand’s U.K. capabilities and geographic footprint into Manchester, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to meeting the market’s evolving needs.
Jason Clatworthy, Managing Director with A&M Taxand U.K., said: “John, Jack and Nick bring a collective wealth of infrastructure clients’ needs and sector experience which aligns with our operational heritage and our leadership, action, results approach. Their expertise will help clients navigate the post-pandemic infrastructure asset class tax issues on the horizon.”
In addition to the firm’s Manchester office, which opened in 2018, A&M has U.K.-based offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow.
Prior to joining A&M Taxand, Messrs. Bettley-Smith, Hollyman and Walton served as Directors in Deloitte’s M&A and Funds Tax group where they advised key private equity and infrastructure clients on acquisitions, restructurings, and disposals. They each have extensive expertise solving for merger & acquisition (M&A) tax concerns in the infrastructure asset class and for corporate and international tax issues.
Mr Bettley-Smith assists infrastructure and sovereign wealth funds with tax issues at each stage of the transaction lifecycle. He has also served as lead on multiple due diligence and transaction structuring workstreams for acquisition and fund launch processes.
Mr Hollyman specializes in private equity and infrastructure tax advisory. Additionally, he advises funds on their post-acquisition strategies and tax profile improvements. He has led numerous U.K.-based and international buy-side and sell-side due diligence and structuring projects.
Mr Walton advises infrastructure funds and mid-market private equity firms through the entire transaction lifecycle. He is experienced leading acquisition tax workstreams and advising portfolio companies on post-acquisition strategy, strategic acquisitions and refinancings, structure maintenance and IPO / exit readiness.
Marvin Rust, Managing Director with A&M Taxand U.K. and head of A&M Taxand Europe, said: “Nick, Jack and John have significant expertise advising financial investor communities across multiple sectors. Their deep knowledge will bolster our infrastructure advisory capabilities, furthering our ability to help clients, across the U.K. and Europe, solve for complex transaction issues and drive change.”
“These appointments represent the next phase of our strategic growth plan and our commitment to growing our geographic footprint and depth of capabilities. Additionally, these hires build upon the recent joining of Senior Advisor James Robertson, and Managing Director Stuart Twinberrow,” added Ernie Perez, Global Practice Leader of A&M Taxand. “It is exciting to expand our boots on the ground and tax advisory capabilities in Manchester along with augmenting our senior leader bench strength.”