Private equity specialist joins TAS team as partner

20th February 2019, 10:58 am

Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton has appointed a new partner to its busy North West Transaction Advisory Service (TAS), with the hire of Neil Robinson.

Neil joins from Mazars, where he has spent seven years, and was partner and founder of its northern Transaction Services team. At Grant Thornton he will work closely with existing TAS partner Philip Grindley and the award-winning team.

Originally from Sale, Greater Manchester, Neil, a graduate from the University of Cambridge, has spent all his career so far working in Manchester.

The 40-year-old joined PwC in 2000, where he spent 11 years before moving to Mazars. He was promoted to partner there in 2015.

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 4 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.”

Neil said he is also looking forward to working again with Grant Thornton’s North West head of Corporate Finance, Peter Terry.

He added: “Peter is a great operator and I am sure that he and I will renew the excellent working relationship we enjoyed at our last firm.”

Carl Williams, Grant Thornton’s North West Managing Partner said: “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.”

In 2017, Neil was named as joint 3rd most active financial professional in the North West by Experian.

A father of two, Neil lives in South Manchester and enjoys keeping fit and watching Manchester City FC in his spare time.

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