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Grant Thornton strengthens M&A team with in-house promotion

The firm said Frame has a specialist track record of buying and selling businesses in the education and training sector, originating a number of high-value deals

Business advisory firm Grant Thornton has strengthened its South East team with the promotion of Andrew Frame, who will work across its corporate finance team as the mergers and acquisitions director in the Gatwick office.

The firm said Frame has “extensive experience” of mid-market entrepreneurial businesses, including trade sales, private equity investments, acquisition search and business fundraising. He also has a specialist track record of buying and selling businesses in the education and training sector, originating a number of high-value deals.

Commenting on his new role, Frame said: “One of the consistent facts about Sussex, Surrey and Kent is the number of dynamic, mid-sized businesses that at some point in their development will want to do a deal. It’s an exciting part of the country to be based in and as a firm we see huge growth potential.

“I have been at Grant Thornton for over a decade and very much enjoy the empowered culture of the firm. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues across departments to extend our reach in and around Gatwick.”

John O’Mahony, practice leader for Grant Thornton’s Gatwick office, added: “Andrew is going to make an important contribution to our full service offer in this part of the South East. He has a genuine depth of knowledge in areas such as EdTech and eLearning, which have attracted a great deal of interest during the pandemic.

“He is part of our national corporate finance team of over 100 professionals and we are excited to see what he can achieve across our region.”

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