Dynamic organisations need a broad range of advisory services to support their ambition and growth.

As your business grows, our advisory services are designed to help you achieve your goals.  Successful growth often means navigating a complex array of opportunities, challenges and risks. 

Our experienced practitioners are available to help you understand, adapt to and overcome the various obstacles that may stand in the way.

Why Grant Thornton
Because you know your own businesses, we’ll listen to your needs. As part of the advisory process, we ask questions and pay attention to your responses. Rather than relying on off-the-shelf services that could loosely fit a range of clients, challenges and markets, we develop solutions tailored to your organisation and its unique requirements and objectives.

As a global organization of member firms, we offer:

  • Integrated cross-border solutions
  • Strong collaborative networks
  • Centralized tools, methodologies, and delivery models.

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Advisory Services

Business Risk Services - Internal Audit

As risk is inevitable but manageable, we deliver relevant, timely, and practical advice to assist clients in managing risks and improving business performance
Changing and increased regulatory requirements continue to alter the corporate governance landscape. Organizations are held accountable for accuracy and integrity in their business operations, and they must have effective and reliable governance and compliance procedures in place. Additionally, they must understand and manage risk and seek an appropriate balance between risk and opportunities. Our business risk services help organizations manage their risk and prepare for uncertainties through our Internal Audit service offerings. 

We work with clients to assess their corporate-level risk, identify areas of greatest risk, and develop appropriate work plans and audit programs to mitigate these risks. Our internal audit services, including co-sourced and outsourced internal audit and effectiveness reviews, provide you with independent, objective support in the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of controls such as:

  • Outsourcing and co-sourcing services
  • Establishing an internal audit function
  • Strategic performance review of internal audit
  • Comprehensive business risk assessments
  • Best practices reviews of internal audit
  • Internal audit training
  • Audit committee advisory
  • Loaning staff to clients
  • Quality assurance reviews of internal audit departments
  • Reporting on internal controls
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • IT audit services

Transaction Advisory Services
Helping organizations with successful growth deals throughout their business life cycle

Transactions are significant events in the life of a business – a successful deal that can have a lasting impact on the future shape of the organizations involved because the stakes are high for both, buyers, and sellers. Experience, determination, and pragmatism are required to bring deals safely through to a conclusion.

From deal strategy, through due diligence to the integration of a new business, we help clients solve problems, manage risk, and seize opportunities to unlock their growth potential.

Our teams offer specialist solutions in the following areas:

Due diligence

  • Financial due diligence: We provide buy-side and sell-side due diligence and vendor assistance, as well as acting as reporting accountant.
  • Operational deal services: We provide operational diligence, IT due diligence, carve out, and post-deal integration services
  • Commercial & exit readiness: We provide commercial due diligence and exit readiness to enhance business value through operational improvements

Financial modelling
We spend time understanding the value drivers. This allows us to build integrated models for pricing and structuring deals that focus on the issues of greatest impact. We quantify returns, risks, and sensitivities to provide a clear point of view to help clients make better decisions. Our credible track records help to rebuild lender and investor confidence.

Transaction tax
Organizations thinking about a transaction naturally have commercial considerations front of mind. By involving us early in the discussions, our clients receive practical and pragmatic advice including potential tax obligations that complements their commercial objectives.

Mergers & Acquisition advisory

We provide strategic and execution support for acquisitions, sales, and fundraising, including exit readiness and negotiation assistance. 

Mergers and Acquisitions
M&A transactions bring opportunities and also big challenges. We provide strategic and execution support to help clients achieve their growth goals

Globalization and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide as businesses look to establish a footprint in countries beyond their own. Even within their regions, many businesses feel the pressure to acquire to establish a strategic presence in new markets, such as those being created by rapid technological innovation.

We help dynamic companies navigate complex transactions – whether buying or selling – with speed and agility. We work with Grant Thornton team experts in over 140 other countries wherever you do business.

Our team provides expert advice in the following areas:

  • Acquisition searches
  • Advising buy-out and buy-in teams
  • Performance improvement
  • Exit strategy services
  • Valuations
  • Financial reporting 

We blend technical expertise with a pragmatic approach to deliver thorough, unbiased valuations of business.

Independent valuations need a blend of analysis, experience, and professional judgment to excel over the scrutiny to which they will be subject.

Valuations might be needed for various reasons. For organizations involved in a transaction or a dispute, or embarking on a restructuring, the value of the business involved and its assets will be an important commercial consideration. A robust and reasoned opinion on value is essential. For litigants, a professional valuation is often the key to securing a fair settlement. In any such situation independent strategic advice will help you make an informed decision.

We use robust methodologies. Experts with deep experience of valuations, across many different industries and types of companies, use the methodology that will get to the right answer. That answer takes into account of national and international regulatory issues.

Valuations include advice on:

  • Financial reporting valuation and reserve analysis
  • Financial instruments valuation and reporting
  • Industry oriented valuation
  • Merger and acquisitions
  • For tax planning and compliance
  • Purchase price allocations
  • Fresh start accounting valuation
  • Valuation based damages in litigation or alternative dispute resolution