March 20, 2019

Polish M&A consultancy JP Weber has hired a new Tax Director in its recently opened Warsaw office. Tomasz Bartoszek joined from professional services firm EY.

At JP Weber, Bartoszek has been made responsible for managing the Tax Advisory Department. He brings around ten years of experience to the firm, having spent nine years with EY. At the Big Four giant, Bartoszek supported numerous cross-border transactions and restructuring projects, for deals conducted by corporate clients and private equity funds. He was also responsible for coordinating and performing due diligence processes, both on the buyer’s and seller’s side, and provided transaction support.

Bartoszek further developed tax strategies for businesses, including tax optimisation for international entities operating in Poland. “We are happy that Tomasz has joined us,” said Grzegorz Piechowiak, Managing Partner at JP Weber. “He has comprehensive experience in tax and we are convinced that he will add great value to our current and future projects.”

Founded in 2001, JP Weber is one of Poland’s larger home-grown firms specialised in M&A, transaction advisory and restructuring. Last year the consulting firm, among others, acted as a transaction advisor to Wielton (Poland’s largest manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and vehicle bodies) and Polmer (a Polish manufacturer of injection moulded components) during their sale to a UK and Dutch company respectively.

“I am very pleased to join JP Weber’s team and contribute to the company’s further enhancement, offering my knowledge and involvement,” said Bartoszek. In his role, he will work closely with other teams at the firm, including transaction advisory, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring.

For cross-border deals and engagements, Bartoszek will liaise with colleagues from Eight International, a global network of firms providing M&A, transactions, restructuring and transformation services of which JP Weber is a founding father.

Warsaw office

The appointment comes two months after the consultancy moved into a new office in Warsaw, located on the fifth floor of the Park Avenue office building (Wspólna 70). The new hub was needed to accommodate the firm’s growth, as well as enable its ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond in Poland’s capital city. “Our office in Warsaw is a modern, functional and comfortable space conducive to both teamwork and individual work. It is a well-connected office located in the business centre of the city, allowing us to better meet the expectations of our employees and customers.”

Meanwhile in Poland’s M&A landscape, Bain & Company, BCG, DeloitteEY and PwC were recently lauded for their M&A services to the private equity industry