Springboard Corporate Finance has recruited four new team members.

Among the recruits are Claudia Haywood and Saquib Hussain who join as executives, and will work on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Haywood is a chartered accountant who previously worked in audit at EY, and Hussain, also a chartered accountant, is joining from the transaction services department at KPMG.

Shivan Vallabh and Hamza Rehman will also be joining as analysts who will assist the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Prior to joining, Rehman worked as a senior analyst within Deutsche Bank providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across investment bank and Vallabh joined Springboard following audit placements at PwC.

Simon Ward, Springboard partner, said: “We have seen high levels of activity across all areas of our business over recent months. For founders there remains strong interest from acquirers both in the UK and overseas whilst our private equity clients remain keen to grow via acquisition and new investments.

“The recruitment of Claudia, Saquib, Shivan and Hamza is a demonstration of our continued optimism about the future and our commitment to providing great client service across our business. We are delighted to welcome them to the team.”