Shahid Hussain has joined Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services as an executive at its Yorkshire & North East office.

Shahid joins from PwC in Yorkshire, where he spent six years working on the audits of some of the most respected blue-chip corporates in the region and where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in .

Shahid’s clients operated in industries including manufacturing, construction, retail and distribution with reported revenues from £6m to £1.5bn. In addition to his corporate clients, Shahid specialised in pension audits with his largest client having net assets in excess of £7bn. At Dow Schofield Watts, he will be providing due diligence services for private equity and businesses embarking on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate deals.

Shahid commented: “I joined DSW so I could have the opportunity to work alongside some of Yorkshire’s most respected advisers. The number of recent deal completions and awards won by the firm demonstrates its credentials and I’m personally excited by the prospect of advising a wide range of clients at a time when DSW is undergoing rapid growth”.

Rob McCarthy, who heads Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in Yorkshire & the North East, said: “Shahid’s desire to maximise opportunities to add value to clients’ businesses led to his pursuit of a career in transaction services. Being part of Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire team places him at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse during a dynamic period for the region’s M&A sector.”