Paul Read

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Paul is a transaction support partner at HMT with eight years due diligence experience.

Paul qualified in 2001 with BDO Stoy Hayward where he remained until 2003, focusing on both auditing and due diligence assignments for key SME clients.

Paul subsequently spent five years in the Corporate Finance department of a top 12 practice, being promoted on three occasions ultimately to the position of Associate Director. He focused on leading DD assignments for both VC’s and banks, delivering quality reports focusing on the key issues. He also has capital markets experience from managing a number of AIM flotations of both UK and international businesses.

His most recent role prior to joining HMT was as a Group Finance Director for a portfolio company of a PE house that Paul had worked for extensively in a transaction support capacity.

Paul has been appointed to partner at HMT in April 2015 which consolidates our position as the leading corporate finance and transaction support adviser in the Thames Valley.

In the past 12 months, Paul has advised on numerous deals including the MBO of Virgin Wines voted ‘Deal of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards, the acquisition by Procam of Hammerhead TV, True Lens Services and HotCam NY, the MBO of GMG Property Services Group, the investments in The Light Cinemas by Connection Capital and in Watchfinder by Beringea and Piton Capital.


Paul is married to Rachael and has a 7 year old son.

Paul is an avid sports fan, particularly football and cricket, although spends more time watching than participating as he gets older!

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