Grant Thornton announces acquisition

Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton has announced a strategic acquisition, made to boost the firm’s advisory capabilities.

Grant Thornton has acquired the Consult Point Group businesses, currently trading as Consult Point and C9 Solutions.

The acquisition provides Grant Thornton with an enhanced digital advisory offering, something Robert Quant, the firm’s chief executive, said he sees as integral in the future to offering mid-size businesses the best service.

“Having listened to our clients, we know that this acquisition responds to their need to determine the right digital approach to overcome impacts of economic changes on their business,” he said.

“Every business is digital in some way and if they don’t see that, they will struggle to grow in today's environment. In order for us to provide holistic growth services to our clients, we need to be able to assist them in every aspect of the business strategy and operations, including digital," he said.

“We know that for many mid-size businesses, digital disruption is now the ever-present issue when evaluating opportunities to grow.”

Mr Quant said joining with the Consult Point Group team will help the firm maximise value for clients by helping them "identify and fulfil their own digital needs, assess emerging technologies and optimise their investment to improve customer experience, people engagement and performance".

Alex Gelman, founder and director of Consult Point and C9 Solutions, said the merger will enable more organisations to benefit from accessing business technology guidance and solutions.

“We’re pleased to be merging our skills and capabilities with Grant Thornton. Our views on growth in the mid-market are aligned, and being part of Grant Thornton will enable our clients’ access to more growth opportunities through the combined Grant Thornton offering and benefit a new range of future clients through our business technology guidance and solutions,” Mr Gelman said.

 

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