EY: Sylvester Oppong

EY has appointed Sylvester Oppong (pictured) as head of healthcare services M&A in its life sciences and healthcare corporate finance team in the UK.

He will be responsible for originating and executing transactions across the UK healthcare sector at EY, and leveraging the firm’s global reach to introduce international opportunities to clients.

Oppong will work within EY’s corporate finance team led by Fraser Greenshields and alongside David Scourfield in the life sciences and healthcare corporate finance team. Scourfield and Oppong’s team advises entrepreneurs, management teams, corporates (including founder-managed businesses) and private equity firms within the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Oppong was previously head of healthcare M&A and a corporate finance partner at Smith Square Partners. He has more than 16 years’ corporate finance experience with a focus on the healthcare services sector during the past 10 years.

Greenshields said: “Sylvester brings additional strength and depth to our experienced corporate finance team. His appointment demonstrates our capabilities and commitment to the healthcare services sector. We are delighted to have him join our ranks especially at a time when we are beginning to see green shoots return to the deals market with an increase in activity.”

Oppong said: “I am delighted to be joining EY where I will build our healthcare services M&A business and develop our team. The healthcare services sector performed robustly through lockdown with specialist care and digital healthcare proving to be particularly resilient to market challenges. M&A activity within this sector is expected to rebound strongly from the pause caused by lockdown with a swell of deals expected in the remainder of the year through to 2021.”

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