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7 Feb 2023 Birmingham, GB

EY-Parthenon announces new Transaction Strategy & Execution Leader

EY announces the appointment of Mike Parr as it’s new Transaction Strategy & Executive (TS&E) Leader in the UK and Ireland

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EY-Parthenon has announced the appointment of Mike Parr as its new Transaction Strategy & Execution (TS&E) Leader in the UK & Ireland.

He takes on the role from Alex Gaunt who, after 25 years’ service with EY and seven years as TS&E Leader, retires from the business. 

Mike Parr has been with EY for 24 years, having originally joined as a graduate, and has a background in financial and commercial due diligence. He has been a member of the TS&E leadership team since 2016 and has helped to drive the growth of the team during this period, which now includes 51 Partners across the UK and Ireland. As well as leading on high-profile client accounts, Mike has also been co-lead of EY’s Reshaping Results connected capital solution, which helps companies solve complex and critical business issues by focusing on value creation.

EY-Parthenon’s Transaction Strategy and Execution team helps clients across the entire deal life cycle, guiding them from M&A or divestment strategy, through to integration or separation implementation and value creation aspects of ownership to help build long-term value.

Mike Parr, EY’s Transaction Strategy & Execution Leader, commented: “I’m very excited about the growth potential of the EY-Parthenon business and of the richly diverse skills within TS&E. These skills will be vital in helping our clients navigate ongoing market uncertainty as well as supporting them expand and develop their businesses in a sustainable, diverse and innovative ways.”

Steve Ivermee, UK & Ireland Strategy and Transactions Leader at EY, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the Strategy and Transactions Leadership Team. Mike is enormously well qualified, with a strong blend of leadership qualities to take the team forward to its next phase of growth and continue to support corporate and private equity clients solve their most challenging issues.

“I would like to thank Alex for his remarkable and inspiring leadership over the last seven years and for his unrelenting commitment to developing TS&E to the business it has become today. I wish him well for the future.”