Daily News: October 30, 2012

KPMG Corporate Finance Hires Head of CleanTech Banking


KPMG Corporate Finance (KPMGCF) hired Shez Bandukwala as managing director and head of the CleanTech Investment Banking practice in Chicago.

He has considerable experience as an investment banker serving the CleanTech space, assisting companies in the industrial, energy and technology markets. He also previously led the CleanTech practices as a managing director at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel and as a partner at ThinkEquity, both also in Chicago.

Shez will help expand KPMGCF’s market penetration in critical sectors within the industrial, energy and technology markets. Shez has a long-established and leadership presence with the CleanTech space nationally, which will prove vital to enabling KPMGCF to further expand into this market.

Recently, KPMG announced other appointments to its Corporate Finance capabilities. “We’re extending our depth of talent along key industry segments where we see continued trends toward transformation and change such as healthcare, technology, energy & infrastructure and real estate,” said Dan Tiemann, Transactions & Restructuring service group leader for KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm. “We are also expanding the set of services KPMG offers as we see increasing demand from our clients to serve in the trusted business advisor role – assisting not just with traditional M&A transaction advisory, but also providing services related to strategy, capital structure assistance and cash-flow advisory services.”

According to Tiemann, the CF practice has made strategic industry hires and has significant bolstered its senior level talent in its practices over the past 15 months, including:

  • Healthcare with the hiring of Chris Mercier and Maureen Spivack, CF managing directors based in Chicago and New York, respectively.

  • Technology with the hiring of CF managing directors Mihir Jobalia and JP Ditty, based in Silicon Valley.

  • Energy & Infrastructure with the hiring of partner Jim Ray and managing directors Scott Rawlins and Nick Greenwood focused on public sector Infrastructure and managing director Shez Bandukwala focused on Clean Tech.

  • Real Estate with the hiring of Jon Mehlman and Imran Ahmed, CF managing directors based in New York.