Investment starts to flow again

While the impact of the prolonged downturn continues to be felt, pockets of opportunity and optimism have emerged within the retail estate and construction industry. At Grant Thornton, it’s our goal to help you benefit from these opportunities and unlock your potential for growth.

Why Grant Thornton?

Many of our sector specialists have worked within the retail and construction industry themselves, meaning we know this sector inside out. By drawing on our extensive knowledge, we can provide you with innovative solutions to the challenges facing your business today.

We’ll also work with you to identify new funding sources, reduce your risk levels and structure your returns. Our commercial approach to the needs of your organisation will give you the best possible chance of success in today’s market.

Our teams understand that your business is unique. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your organisation so we can deliver tailor-made solutions.

We can support you with

The key stages in a transaction's life can be identified from its origins to its completion and beyond. Whether buy-side or sell-side, there are seven broad stages in a transaction:

  • identifying an opportunity
  • preparing for the deal
  • agreeing the principle terms
  • detailed investigation of the opportunity
  • negotiating the final detailed terms
  • completing the transaction
  • post completion implementation and integration.

The firm enjoys a leadership position in the real estate development sector servicing majority of the leading businesses in this business. As advisers to our clients we provide the necessary support, advice and expertise throughout the life of a transaction.

We focus the financial and tax due diligence requirements within the deal investigation stage. Increasingly, however, our clients are requesting a spectrum of services outside traditional financial and tax due diligence, such as feasibility reviews, IT due diligence, commercial due diligence and post-deal services. Providing these additional services often involve bringing in specialist skills from other departments within the firm or to


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