PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) US has appointed Martyn Curragh to lead its transaction services team, taking over from John McCaffrey.
Curragh will lead a team of more than 1,000 professionals in advising clients on accounting and financial reporting, valuation, M&A strategy and integration, capital raising, and restructuring and divestiture options. The team will also provide due diligence for M&A.
Curragh has worked for PwC for 20 years in both the UK and US and has been part of the US transaction services group in New York since 1998. He has been involved in a number of transactions across a diverse range of industry sectors including media and publishing, consumer products and retail, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace and defence contracting.
Commenting on his appointment, Curragh said the M&A market appears to be stabilising as financing markets have improved, deal flow has increased and financial buyers have become more aggressive.
“I am very optimistic about our ability to grow our business in this environment, as we seek to capitalise on these positive fundamentals through further investing in deepening our sector skills and expanding the spectrum of deal services that can add value for our clients,” Curragh said.