New face at PwC

Steve Utting has been appointed the UK leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for its corporate finance industrial products team. Based in Birmingham, Utting will lead a team of 62 corporate finance specialists providing M&A solutions to a wide range of clients including those in automotive, aerospace and defence, chemicals, building products and construction, packaging and support services industries.

Utting joined the firm in 1990 on his return from a secondment to the Hong Kong office and became a partner in the firm in 1993. Since 1998 he has led PwC’s European automotive corporate Finance team. The automotive team has closed over 30 transactions during the period for clients such as CF Gomma in Italy, Wackenhut of Germany, Progressive Tool and Industries in the US and UK-based Triplex Components Group, with transaction values of over EURO1 billion.