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.
Annual IBR M&A report
Our annual look at M&A sentiment around the world shows that the shift in acquisitive focus amongst businesses uncovered last year – from domestic to cross-border – is becoming increasingly popular as a key strategy for companies looking to facilitate growth.
The 2013 IBR M&A report, The rise of the cross-border transaction, reveals that close to two in five of those businesses planning to grow through acquisition over the next three years are looking at cross-border opportunities. This is up from one in three this time last year, and less than one in four before the financial crisis struck.
With the eurozone crisis rumbling on and the region set to contract again this year, it’s no surprise to see 44% of mainland Europe’s business leaders looking overseas for expansion opportunities. 38% of North America’s businesses are similarly minded.
Business leaders in the faster-growing BRIC economies are also increasingly looking at cross-border acquisitions – both to boost productivity and demand by accessing new technologies and markets respectively. 40% of those looking to expand – led by mainland China (48%) – are now looking overseas, up from 33% 12 months ago.
A merger or acquisition offers dynamic organisations the opportunity to diversify and access new markets and growth opportunities relatively quickly in order to maintain a competitive advantage and create shareholder value.
Activity remains relatively depressed by the pervading uncertainty in the global economy, but the marked increase in prominence and importance of cross-border M&A to business leaders illustrates that accessing global markets and opportunities is now, more than ever, a vital growth tool.
Mike Hughes is international service line leader for M&A at Grant Thornton.
Check out our data visualisation tool for M&A data going back to 2008 or for more information please contact the Global research team.