Grant Thornton also hires two

Grant Thornton has a new head of transaction services in the form of David Grundy, a partner at Grant Thornton since 2000, leading the northern transaction services team within the corporate finance group.

His principal focus has been advising both public and private acquirers and funders of businesses, typically on transactions up to £100m in value. In his new role Grundy will be responsible for growing Grant Thornton UK’s transaction services offering and continuing the strong fee growth trend of recent years.

He takes over from Martin Goddard, who has been appointed to lead Grant Thornton International’s worldwide service line for transaction services.

The firm has also appointed Simon Davies as a partner in the firm’s corporate finance practice. Davies began his career with a Big Four firm where he qualified as an accountant before moving on to join Bank of Scotland.