BDO appoints Ryan Grant as new Partner in the Midlands

06 September 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Professional services firm BDO has strengthened its business restructuring offering in the Midlands by appointing a new Partner. Ryan Grant arrives at the firm from AlixPartners, where he was a Managing Director.

BDO is the UK’s sixth largest auditing and advisory firm, and has been looking to grow its headcount in order to meet with changing client demands in recent months. Latterly, this saw the firm announce the appointment of two new advisory Partners and one new audit Partner to its London office, as well as the promotion of 14 new Partners earlier throughout 2018. In total, BDO has attracted more than 60 new Partners to the business in the last two years.

Now, Ryan Grant has been recruited as a Partner in business restructuring with the firm’s Birmingham arm. The appointment is effective immediately, and will see him enhance the firm’s existing presence in the West Midlands’ restructuring market. He will also work to guide companies through periods of change, conducting independent business reviews, stakeholder management, option analysis; pre-lend reviews, contingency planning, as well formal corporate insolvencies.

BDO appoints Ryan Grant as new Partner

Grant has more than 18 years’ experience in business restructuring, and prior to his newest engagement, he was a Managing Director and Partner at AlixPartners. Previously, he was a Partner at Zolfo Cooper, where he spent more than a decade, until its acquisition by AlixPartners in 2015. With Zolfo Cooper, Grant was involved in a number of varied restructuring assignments, where options were been pursued to maximise value. He has also worked closely with banks, private equity houses and hedge funds, particularly within the mid-market.

Commenting on his new challenge, Grant said, “With Brexit on the horizon, it’s an uncertain time for businesses, so I’m looking forward to using my knowledge of the local market in and around Birmingham to support those who may be underperforming, in crisis, or just looking to secure a healthier and more prosperous future. The region is seeing a significant amount of investment as of late and is an exciting place to be doing business.”

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO, added, “The appointment of Ryan supports our commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent. As our clients require increasingly complex advice and guidance in order to flourish, it is the ideal time to be investing and growing our business advisory offering.”

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