KPMG Snatches Up Corporate Advisory Firm Makinson Cowell

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT) -- KPMG LLP on Friday said it has agreed to buy capital markets advisory firm Makinson Cowell, saying the acquisition will satisfy clients’ demand for independent, objective equity advice.

While the deal is a relatively small purchase for the auditing giant, Simon Collins, chairman of KPMG in the U.K., called it an important addition as Makinson Cowell’s insights into the market views of the shareholder community will provide counsel connecting boardroom and investors, which can aid all those involved in capital markets.

“Furthermore, at a time when...
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