Grant Thornton appointments to extend deal services capability

08 January 2012 – 

Grant Thornton appointments to extend deal services capability

Grant Thornton UK LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Dale as a partner and head of its Operational Deal Services (ODS) team, and the promotion of Hemal Shah to corporate finance director within the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team.

Alan brings to the firm over 20 years of deal and industry experience, including 9 years at PwC and 12 years at Rolls-Royce plc. Alan will lead the ODS team in providing both Corporate and Private Equity clients with support in planning and executing integrations, separations and operational due diligence to deliver the maximum value from their deals.

Hemal specialises in financial due diligence and other transaction services for corporate and private equity clients, as well as IPO and public company transactions. His main focus is on the TMT and consumer & leisure sectors.

"We are investing in our Transaction Advisory Services team to meet the increasing demand for specialised services from our private equity and corporate clients," commented Peter Dawson, Head of Transaction Advisory Services at Grant Thornton UK LLP.

"We are delighted that Alan has joined the firm to head our Operational Deal Services team. Having worked on a range of important deals in the UK and overseas, he has built up a wealth of experience and insight. His team will complement our existing services and ensure that we can support our clients through the full life-cycle of deal origination, evaluation and delivery."

Alan Dale added: "Grant Thornton's dynamic and entrepreneurial approach in the M&A market was a key consideration in joining the firm. As well as advising on large transactions, we will provide the mid-market with the kind of extensive deal support which is usually only available to much larger organisations and private equity houses."

ENDS

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