Deloitte has posted a new partner to its financial advisory practice, who is set to head real estate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the sector.
Bringing 17 years experience in M&A and principal investments to the position, Abhishek Jaiswal joins the Big Four firm from Bank of America where he was a lead real estate banker.
“As transaction activity picks up in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, Abhishek brings a wide range of senior client relationships and depth of experience in M&A,” Fenton Burgin, head of advisory corporate finance said.
“Along with recent hires in Germany and Scandinavia, Abhishek’s appointment underscores the firm’s commitment to a sector going through the biggest period of change in the last 20 years.”
London-based fashion marketplace Depop, which is part of Etsy, has appointed its former chief financial officer as its new chief operating officer (COO).
Francois Callens moves to the online marketplace following several positions with Deloitte and PwC, and six years at Voyage Prive.
The incoming COO will take on an expanded role heading up marketplace operations, business operations and strategy, whilst continuing to oversee finance and compliance.
Callens will also reported directly to CEO Maria Raga.
Business advisory firm Quantuma has bolstered its London team with a new managing director, who brings some three decades experience to the position.
Joining from Baker Tilly Creditor Services, Robert Beat will take on a hybrid role, building relationships with accountants, lawyers and asset-based lenders.
Beat will also work directly with businesses in sectors such as utilities, and telecommunications, in addition to supporting the firm’s creditor services team.
The appointment forms part of Quantuma’s plans to strengthen its workforce, which has grown 45 per cent since 2020.
“We are extremely pleased to bring Robert aboard,” CEO Carl Jackson said.
“His long career in the industry will undoubtedly bring significant value to the team, especially boosting our relationships with existing and future clients, particularly asset-based lenders, finance houses, accountants, and lawyers and will be invaluable to Quantuma’s continued growth journey.”