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Grant Thornton advises Iceland on buyout

Mid-tier firm advises Iceland on management buyout worth £1.45bn, to buy the business from the discount food chain owner's liquidators

12 Mar 2012

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Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 Mar 2012

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Grant Thornton appoints Simon Bevan as audit partner

After 30 years at mid-tier rival BDO, Bevan joins Grant Thornton's London audit practice for private clients

07 Mar 2012

Lack of audit work halts launch of DA Partnership employee-owned firm

Plans to change DA Partnership into an employee-owned independent firm are scuppered by disappointing contract wins from the Audit Commission

06 Mar 2012

Big firms scoop up Audit Commission work

Grant Thornton picks up four Audit Commission contracts - DA Partnership picks up just one deal

05 Mar 2012

Ex-KPMG director boosts Grant Thornton’s London team

Former Threshers, Wine Rack and Hilton Manchester administrator, Ian Corfield takes partner role at Grant Thornton

13 Feb 2012

Corporate finance teams cash in on mid-market M&A recovery

Corporate finance teams report steady growth in parts of the M&A market, but deals are taking longer to complete

24 Jan 2012

GT strengthens transactions team

Alan Dale and Hemal Shah take new roles at Grant Thornton

20 Jan 2012

D1 recruits Grant Thornton as auditors

GT replaces E&Y as D1's auditors

16 Dec 2011

E&Y knocks KPMG off NCC audit

Ernst & Young has won NCC Group's audit from KPMG

09 Dec 2011

Mid-tier firms rush to be LinkedIn

Mid-tier firms have embraced LinkedIn, roughly doubling their usage in the past year

08 Dec 2011

KPMG ousts Grant Thornton in property audit

KPMG has replaced Grant Thornton after four years as auditor of East Balkan Properties

06 Dec 2011

Audit competition inquiry accelerates

The Big Four and Grant Thornton have submitted strong initial statements to the Competition Commission's audit inquiry

23 Nov 2011

ICAEW wants repairs VAT reduction to 5%

Institute calls for drop in VAT and increase in Enterprise Investment Scheme relief to starve off double-dip recession

23 Nov 2011

RSM Robson Rhodes pays out £1m in iSoft tribunal

Glyn Williams and Robson Rhodes accept their conduct in the audit of iSoft fell short of standards, an AADB tribunal reveals

21 Nov 2011

RSM Tenon appoints GT tax director

David Norman joins RSM Tenon in Nottingham to work on private client team

15 Nov 2011

Saffery Champness poaches GT senior manager

International corporate tax specialist Robert Langston joins top 20 firm

15 Nov 2011

Lease accounting changes 'little known'

The business world is still in the dark over potential changes to lease accounting standards, warns Grant Thornton

31 Oct 2011

Grant Thornton 'strong' as revenues drop 0.7%

Grant Thornton's revenues are down 0.7% but CEO Scott Barnes is "pleased, given the circumstances"

31 Oct 2011

Big Four welcome Competition Commission referral

Big Four welcome expected Competition Commission scrutiny which they believe will put to rest concerns about the market

21 Oct 2011

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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