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Paul Hammes
Global Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

155 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, US
Contact Paul Email | +1 312 879 3741
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Paul Hammes is Global Divestiture Advisory Services Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at EY. Based in the US firm’s Chicago office, he has more than 15 years of experience in transactions, serving corporate clients on both the sell and buy sides.

Paul’s global transaction advisory experience spans some 300 client engagements, including carve-outs, tax-free spinoffs, roll-ups and IPOs, and a range of industries: manufacturing, chemicals, plastics, wholesale/distribution, consumer products, trucking, education services and life sciences. He has provided divestiture advisory services for Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies and numerous privately held and private-equity-backed companies.

Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the CPA Societies of both Illinois and Ohio.


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Rich Mills
Americas Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30308, US
Contact Rich Email | +1 770 356 3557
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Rich Mills is Americas Divestiture Advisory Services Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at EY. Based in the US firm’s Atlanta office, Rich has been dedicated to providing transaction services for over 15 years and has nearly 20 years of public accounting experience. He has advised clients on more than 150 transactions, including divestitures, such as full-enterprise sales, carve-out sales and tax-free spins.

Rich joined EY in 2002. Previously, he was a partner within another Big Four organization in its Transaction Support practice specializing in financial due diligence.

Rich graduated from the University of Florida with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


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Stephen Lomas
Asia-Pacific Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Level 23, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Contact Stephen Email | +61 3 9288 8441
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Stephen Lomas is Asia-Pacific Divestiture Advisory Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at EY. Based in the Australian firm’s Melbourne office, Stephen has 25 years of transaction, capital markets and IPO experience, with a strong focus on divestitures. Stephen has worked across a range of industries, in particular, financial services, infrastructure and consumer products and retail.

Stephen joined EY in 2004. Before that, he was a partner within another Big Four organization in its Corporate Finance Group specializing in transaction support work.

Stephen has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and is an Associate of the Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (Securities Institute of Australia) and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Associate of the Securities Institute of Australia.


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Martin Hurst
EMEIA Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Mergenthalerallee 10-12, Eschborn, 65760, Germany
Contact Martin Email | +49 6196 996 27365
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Martin Hurst is EMEIA Divestiture Advisory Services Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at EY. Based in the German firm’s Frankfurt office, Martin has been a transaction professional for more than 20 years. His experience centers around helping clients exit their business, whether by sale to a new owner, a joint venture with a strategic partner or a separate listing. Martin has deep knowledge in exit readiness, operational and financial carve-out, and diligence and negotiation support, as well as project managing the entire process.

Martin and his team have a broad geographical remit, and the projects they execute are mainly cross-border, involving complex and integrated multi-site businesses. Martin has a number of household names among his many clients across a number of sectors, in particular chemicals and industrial products as well as consumer products and transportation.

Martin is a qualified accountant who began his transactions career supporting the London private equity community before working in Germany and later Sydney, Australia.