Quercus announces new equity partner appointment

January 9, 2023
Andrew Clegg

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that Michael Mortimor has been promoted to the partnership as head of Industrial Technology.

Michael has spent over 20 years specialising in Industrial Technology M&A and has completed transactions in the UK, North America, Europe, Russia and China. His clients have included corporates, private equity houses and owner-managed businesses. In 2022, Michael led the Quercus teams which sold Keronite, a surface treatment business, to Curtiss-Wright Corporation in the USA and Wixroyd, a specialist components supplier, to Essentra Plc.

Michael started his career at KPMG Corporate Finance and rose to co-lead their Diversified Industrials M&A team in London. During this time, he advised on some of KPMG’s most high-profile transactions. He subsequently held senior strategy, M&A and finance roles at Smiths Group Plc and McLaren Automotive prior to joining Quercus in May 2021.

Michael said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Quercus partnership to lead the firm’s growth plans in the Industrial Technology sector.  We have been extremely busy over the past 18 months and believe there is significant potential to build on this success in the coming year. I look forward to building new relationships and providing excellent service to our growing client base.”

Nick Standen, Quercus Chairman, added:

“While we regularly welcome colleagues from outside the firm, it is particularly satisfying to be able to promote exceptional talent from within. I am therefore delighted with Michael’s appointment. He is renowned for the depth of his sector knowledge and sets the standard for dedication and commitment to his clients. Michael’s appointment reflects our ambition to expand our Industrial Technology practice and to continue to build a world-class advisory firm.”

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