BDO appoints new financial services M&A partner

18 June 2021

BDO strengthens financial services expertise

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed a new partner to its national mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team. 

Duncan Chandler joins BDO as the Head of Financial Services in BDO’s M&A team. He joins from advisory firm, Cavendish Corporate Finance. 

Duncan has a number of years of experience within the financial services sector and specifically within the mid-market. His role at BDO will see him cover all areas of financial services with a core focus on lending, specialty finance, wealth management and capital markets. 

Commenting on his appointment, Duncan said:

“M&A activity remains buoyant since the upturn after the initial difficulties caused by Covid. There continues to be strong appetite for investment and growth in the financial services sector and a palpable sense of optimism in the market.”

“With this in mind, I’m hugely looking forward to joining the team at BDO and working closely with the firm’s ambitious and entrepreneurially-spirited clients.”

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO, commented: 

“Duncan will be a great asset to our M&A team. As our clients come to us with increasingly complex challenges and requirements, it is important to continue to make appointments like these that really strengthen the expertise of the firm. 

“Businesses are still navigating a period of uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, but we are pleased to still be seeing strong appetite for M&A activity and our skills and knowledge to help support these projects.” 

Since January, BDO has appointed eight external and 20 internal individuals as partner.

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Note to editors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. 

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy.  

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.  

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