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KPMG’S Chris Donnelly named Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at Insider awards

Chris Donnelly from KPMG’s Corporate Finance team has been named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ at the Insider Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2019.

He was involved in some of the largest deals to have been recorded on the island of Ireland during the judging period in what was another busy year for KPMG.

Chris picked up the award at a ceremony in Belfast’s Stormont Hotel.

He said: “It is an honour to have been named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’. The Corporate Finance team at KPMG has been particularly busy and it has been a pleasure to work on some really interesting deals”.

Russell Smyth, Partner in KPMG’s Corporate Finance team, said: “Chris richly deserves this honour for the exceptional work he has been carrying out on behalf of our clients. He has worked on some very complex deals and on each his professionalism shines through.”

Deals KPMG’s Corporate Finance team were involved in include: the sale of Simple Power by Heron Brothers to investment fund Foresight; the sale of Pallas Windfarm Ltd to TRIG; the sale of Key Hardware to Haldane Fisher; the purchase of Digney Grant by Abbey Bond Lovis; the purchase of a Northern Ireland company by Larne investment company B9 Developments; and the acquisition of McGimpsey Brothers Removals Ltd.