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Paul Read


Paul is a Partner at HMT who leads the Due Diligence team with over 15 years 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 was appointed to partner at HMT in April 2015 which consolidates our position as the leading corporate finance and due diligence advisor in the Thames Valley.


Paul is married to Rachael and has two children, Luke and Lilly.

Paul is an avid sports fan, particularly football and cricket, although spends more time coaching his son’s football team than participating as he gets older.

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