Philip J. Isom

Principal, Global Head of M&A


Phil Isom leads KPMG’s Global M&A practice as well as Corporate Finance and Restructuring for KPMG in the U.S., and is based in the Chicago office.

Phil leads over 2,600 professionals operating in 156 member firm countries, providing wide-ranging M&A advisory services, including mergers, acquisitions and divestments, strategic and financial advice, distressed M&A process or restructuring, leveraged buyouts, and structured financing.

Phil has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, investing and restructuring. During his tenure, Phil has led the transformation and growth of the firm’s Corporate Finance practice by building industry-focused teams and expanding inorganically via 3 acquisitions. The practice has also added capital advisory, real estate, an international desk, a private wealth desk and fairness opinions to its product suite. Additionally, Phil has overseen the acquisition of BBK, a boutique restructuring practice that has further developed KPMG’s global industrial sector advisory capabilities.

Phil holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Dayton, and an MBA in Finance from Loyola University.


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