Grant Thornton strengthens corporate finance team

The appointments come as a number of the large firms find they have had to cut their teams, although the downturn has bee more strongly felt by investment bankers.

Joining Grant Thornton’s lead advisory practice in Bristol is Paul Oldham from venture capital group 3I, while Philip Secrett becomes a partner within London’s Capital Markets team. Mustafa Abdulhusein joins the Lead Advisory team in Leicester, Mark Burke and Rebecca Pritchard are incorporated into the project finance team in Leeds and Bristol respectively and Mark Tomalin joins Nottingham’s Transaction Support team. All appointments take place with immediate effect.

Michael Cleary, Grant Thornton’s national managing partner, said the firm was delighted to announce the appointment of the six new partners.

He is said the appointments were indicative of the firm?s desire to grow its team of corporate finance specialists.

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