PwC boosted its Corporate Finance team with the appointment of two new equity partners: Jon Shelley and Charles Johnson-Ferguson. According to PwC, the promotions reflect its ambition to support and grow its local markets and meet client and industry demands. In addition to the two partners, the firm also appointed four new directors.

Jon Shelley, who has been made equity partner in PwC’s Corporate Finance deals team, joined the firm in 2002. During his 13 year career at the firm, Shelley focused on the Oil & Gas and Energy Services sector and gained extensive insight into the international deals market. In 2010, Shelley was made director and M&A Lead Advisory. At PwC, Shelley leads the UK team that focuses on M&A transactions in the Oil & Gas and Energy Services sector. This promotion, according to PwC, reflects the firm’s on-going investment in PwC’s Aberdeen Centre of Excellence for Oil and Gas.

The second newly appointed equity partner, Charles Johnson-Ferguson, works in the firm’s Corporate Finance infrastructure & government team. Johnson-Ferguson has been with the firm for almost two decades, joining in 1996, and focused on the Transport industry. Charles Johnson-Ferguson is the firm’s Rail Sector leader.

In addition to the two partner appointments, PwC also appointed four directors in its Corporate Finance team: Gareth Marshall in the Newcastle office, Charlotte Tracy in the Manchester office, Michael Meredith in the Birmingham office and Andrew Osborn in the Leeds office.

Commenting on the appointments, John Dwyer, UK Deals leader, said: “This represents a significant investment for our corporate finance team across the UK, and with over half of the promotions in regional offices, this also reflects our on-going ambition to support and grow our local markets. I am delighted for Jon, Charlie, our four new directors, and everyone else who has been successful in taking the next step in their career. Their promotions are a credit to the dedication and hard work they have put in over the last few years, as well as the firm’s commitment to recruit and retain the best talent.”