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Grant Thornton appoints two directors to corporate finance advisory team

Grant Thornton UK LLP has promoted Simon Woodcock and Anthony Platt to directors of its corporate finance advisory team.


Woodcock joined the firm's corporate finance advisory practice in 2008 and is part of Grant Thornton's Business Support Services Industry Group. The company says he specialises in advising clients on transactional advisory opportunities including M&A, disposals, fundraising and refinancing. It also states that he has extensive experience in advising dynamic organisations based across Surrey, Sussex and Kent where he heads up the firm's local Corporate Finance Advisory team.


Platt has been with the firm's corporate finance advisory team for over three years. According to Grant Thornton, he is an expert in advising clients in the technology, media and telecoms industry on corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions. It adds that he has a wealth of experience working with entrepreneurial clients on growth capital funding, private equity buyouts and private company M&A in the technology sector.

Ali Sharifi, partner and head of corporate finance advisory at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said, "We are delighted to congratulate Simon and Anthony on their promotion to director. This move signifies the firm's commitment to investing in our corporate finance advisory practice. Their combined expertise in their specialist sectors will further strengthen our market position in these areas and demonstrates our continued focus on providing a service of quality and excellence to our clients."


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