UHY Hacker Young appoints new corporate finance director to London office

Publications that covered this story include City AM on 6 March.
  • New director brings decades of experience managing complex deals

We are pleased to announce that Rob Starr has been appointed as corporate finance director at our London office.

Rob was previously corporate finance director at PwC Russia, and has also held strategic and corporate development (M&A) roles at GKN Plc, the global engineering business, and Care UK plc, the British health and social care company.

Rob is joining from STARR consultancy, a corporate finance and business strategy consultancy he founded in 2014.

In total, he brings with him 20 years of extensive corporate finance experience, having worked with a diverse range of businesses from start-ups to multinational companies. Rob has worked across multiple sectors, including healthcare, real estate, industry, technology and media.

During his career, Rob has worked on over 200 transactions, including international corporate acquisitions, accelerated sale and restructurings such as Choices Care Community Service, re-financing of Four Seasons Healthcare and Waterlogic Plc public-to-private sale to Castik Capital.

Rob says: “I’m excited to be joining UHY Hacker Young’s corporate finance team here in London.”

“UHY’s corporate finance expertise combined with its global reach ensure the firm enjoys a growing reputation.”

“Recent innovations in technology continue to help drive the digital economy and it has implications across market sectors as our environment becomes more interconnected. It is an exciting time and raises significant business challenges. There is a huge amount of opportunity in supporting technology enterprises reach their full potential. UHY’s corporate finance team is well placed to meet the needs of both small and large tech companies.”

Laurence Sacker, managing partner in London, adds: “Rob brings with him a huge amount of experience.”

“Rob’s entry into the UHY corporate finance team will add real value in terms of his experience and expanding our advisory offering to businesses.”