Business consulting services
Our business consulting services can help you improve your operational performance and productivity, adding value throughout your growth life cycle.
Business process solutions
We can help you identify, understand and manage potential risks to safeguard your business and comply with regulatory requirements.
Business risk services
The relationship between a company and its auditor has changed. Organisations must understand and manage risk and seek an appropriate balance between risk and opportunities.
As organisations become increasingly dependent on digital technology, the opportunities for cyber criminals continue to grow.
Forensic and investigation services
At Grant Thornton, we have a wealth of knowledge in forensic services and can support you with issues such as dispute resolution, fraud and insurance claims.
Mergers and acquisitions
Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide. We work with entrepreneurial businesses in the mid-market to help them assess the true commercial potential of their planned acquisition and understand how the purchase might serve their longer- term strategic goals.
Recovery and reorganisation
Workable solutions to maximise your value and deliver sustainable recovery
Transactional advisory services
We can support you throughout the transaction process – helping achieve the best possible outcome at the point of the transaction and in the longer term.
We provide a wide range of services to recovery and reorganisation professionals, companies and their stakeholders.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of global accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for the preparation of public company financial statements. At Grant Thornton, our IFRS advisers can help you navigate the complexity of financial reporting from IFRS 1 to IFRS 17 and IAS 1 to IAS 41.
Audit quality monitoring
Having a robust process of quality control is one of the most effective ways to guarantee we deliver high-quality services to our clients.
Global audit technology
We apply our global audit methodology through an integrated set of software tools known as the Voyager suite.
Corporate and business tax
Our trusted teams can prepare corporate tax files and ruling requests, support you with deferrals, accounting procedures and legitimate tax benefits.
Direct international tax
Our teams have in-depth knowledge of the relationship between domestic and international tax laws.
Global mobility services
Through our global organisation of member firms, we support both companies and individuals, providing insightful solutions to minimise the tax burden for both parties.
Indirect international tax
Using our finely tuned local knowledge, teams from our global organisation of member firms help you understand and comply with often complex and time-consuming regulations.
Innovation and investment incentives
Dynamic businesses must continually innovate to maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow. Valuable tax reliefs are available to support innovative activities, irrespective of your tax profile.
Private client services
Our solutions include dealing with emigration and tax mitigation on the income and capital growth of overseas assets.
The laws surrounding transfer pricing are becoming ever more complex, as tax affairs of multinational companies are facing scrutiny from media, regulators and the public
Tax policies are constantly evolving and there are a number of complex changes on the horizon that could significantly affect your business.
On-going access to finance is a key issue for high-growth businesses. Those that lack financial firepower may find their growth constrained.
Others may encounter problems with cash flow during day to day operations. At the same time the funding landscape has changed drastically since the financial crisis of 2008 – and continues to evolve.
While expansion and later-stage funding in the US has increased in recent years, the National Venture Capital Association's figures show the highest growth is in early-stage funding. The emphasis on start-up funding often comes at the expense of robust financing options for larger, rapidly scaling companies, where financing options are often far more limited.
Bridging the funding gap
While both start-up and well established businesses find plenty of support. Companies in between often face a funding gap.
Winning in secondary markets and private IPOs
The good news for high-growth businesses is there is a growing range of alternative financing options emerging. One possibility is the secondary market, or so-called "private initial public offering". This was launched to cater for growing companies that wish to offer share privately, rather than through a full-scale IPO. The space is maturing with established exchanges such as Second Market joined more recently by new ventures such as Nasdaq's Private Market.
Securing government support
Another possibility is to piggy-back on the support that governments offers to investors in growth companies. Israel is home to one of the world's most thriving tech clusters, partly because its government has offered generous tax incentives to private equity and venture capital backers of tech businesses.
Traditional IPOs – and M&A deal-making
IPOs remain an important option for fast-growing tech companies and are becoming particularly important outside the US. The volumes and value of technology deals has risen to pre-crisis levels, as companies seek to deploy record volumes of capital reserves and access cheap debt.
Exploring alternative finance
While bank support may be harder to come by today, the global alternative sector is increasingly stepping into the breach. Alternative finance options for fast-growing companies range from peer to peer lending platforms to kick-starter campaigns, depending on the maturing and needs of the business raising funding. While in some jurisdictions alternative providers growth has been limited by legal restrictions such as in Canada and Australia with crowd-funding the trend is towards liberalisation of regulation.