Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has strengthened its Corporate Advisory team with a new director appointment.
Highly experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) Karl Bennett has joined William Buck’s Auckland office as a Director of Corporate Advisory.
He brings considerable experience in assisting clients with a broad range of advisory work including mergers & acquisitions, planning and executing debt & capital raising (including Initial Public Offerings or IPOs), due diligence, financial modelling, valuations and reporting.
Karl has worked for Big Four firms KPMG and EY, and held senior roles in banking, retail and manufacturing businesses. He also retains several high-profile Board directorships.
Welcoming Karl to the role, Clyde Young, Managing Director of William Buck New Zealand, said “With 20 years global experience in private equity, capital markets, banking and professional services, Karl was the perfect choice to head our Corporate Advisory team in New Zealand and support our growth plans in the market.”
“His extensive commercial experience across a wide range of industries including agriculture, technology, retail and manufacturing, financial and insurance services, utilities, and property and construction, will make him a highly valuable addition to our Corporate Advisory team and will allow us to be even better placed to provide our clients with the support they need.”
Karl also has depth of experience in leading large, commercially sensitive projects involving financial, legal and operational matters for public and private businesses. He brings his positive attitude and outstanding experience to each client engagement.
About William Buck
William Buck recently celebrated its 125th anniversary year and continues a growth trajectory that has seen the firm double in size over five years, despite the impacts of COVID-19. With offices in Auckland, Tauranga and across Australia, the William Buck team includes over 100 directors and 600 professional staff.
As part of the Praxity Alliance, the world’s largest independent accounting and advisory alliance, William Buck advisors are supported by a global network of ‘on the ground’ professionals in 110 countries.