Private equity specialist joins Grant Thornton as Partner

01 March 2019 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton has appointed a new Partner to its transactions services wing in the North West. Private equity deals specialist Neil Robinson has joined the firm’s expanding offering in the sector from Mazars.

Ranked number one UK Financial Adviser in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 by Experian, Grant Thornton has consistently been one of the UK’s preferred supplier for mid-market transactions valued between £5 million-£150 million. The firm’s national Transaction Advisory Service (TAS) team hosts nearly 200 advisors, who work with clients to resolve issues using a reporting method that is customized to their businesses.

As Grant Thornton looks to bolster its offering in the North West of England, the consultancy has appointed a new Partner to the regional TAS team. Neil Robinson joins from Mazars, where he spent the last seven years. During his time with the mid-tier auditing and advisory firm, he became a Partner and founder of its Northern Transaction Services team. Prior to this, Robinson spent 11 years with Big Four firm PwC.

Private equity specialist joins Grant Thornton as Partner

In 2017, he was named as joint 3rd most active financial professional in the North West by Experian. At Grant Thornton, Robinson will work closely with existing TAS Partner Philip Grindley and the firm’s award-winning team.

He said, “I am delighted to join Grant Thornton and see a really fantastic opportunity to build on the great foundations already in place and grow the Transactions Advisory Team further, particularly with the Private Equity community in the North. I’m really looking forward to working with Philip Grindley and really challenge the Big Four in the market place. Grant Thornton has such a strong brand in the business and PE community. I am confident we can achieve great things.”

Carl Williams, Grant Thornton’s North West Managing Partner added, “We are delighted to welcome Neil to the firm. He has an outstanding reputation in the corporate finance market place and his knowledge of and contacts in the PE community will be a considerable benefit to the TAS team. It’s a great start to 2019 to bring in someone of his undoubted calibre.”

Related: Five new hires for Yorkshire wing of Grant Thornton.