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Grant Thornton boosts Financial Services team with LECG Consulting acquisition

Grant Thornton boosts Financial Services team with LECG Consulting acquisition

Grant Thornton UK LLP has boosted its financial services team with the acquisition of specialist firm LECG Business Consulting UK Ltd.*

LECG Business Consulting UK, is a management consulting and advisory business that focuses on business and operational strategy and the management of change in the financial services sector with expertise in corporate and investment banking operations, real estate investment management and insurance.

Welcoming the LECG Business Consulting UK team, Grant Thornton’s London Managing Partner Ian Smart said: “It is great news that LECG Business Consulting is joining us. Building our expertise in a sector where we are already strong is a key part of Grant Thornton’s strategy and adding LECG Business Consulting’s specialist knowledge and reach in the financial services sector strengthens our existing capability. The team gives us a sharper cutting edge overall as we continue to grow our presence in the sector.”

Chris Tattersall of LECG Business Consulting UK says: “I am excited by the opportunities of being part of the Grant Thornton team. The breadth of our combined service offerings allows us to bring even further value to our clients and we are looking forward to working closely with our new colleagues.”

Chris Tattersall and Alex Woodhouse will be appointed partners of Grant Thornton UK LLP.

* LECG Business Consulting is the re-branded management consulting arm of SMART Business Advisory and Consulting UK Ltd. SMART was rebranded after merging with LECG in early 2010.

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