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New partner strengthens valuations and modelling team

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its valuations and modelling practice with the appointment of Phil Gunter-Rees as Partner.

Phil has more than 25 years’ financial modelling experience. He brings a unique perspective, having previously worked in industry, banking and within professional practice. Phil has extensive knowledge of the infrastructure, energy and consumer products sectors, and has worked with a varied client base including private equity and large corporate clients.

Phil will co-lead the modelling team within the wider valuations and modelling practice, and will be focused on broadening the firm’s suite of services that are centered around solving complex client issues through modelling. Phil will be focused on applying tried and trusted modelling methodologies to support the growing and varied needs of businesses across the country.

Commenting on his appointment, Phil Gunter-Rees said: “I am thrilled to be joining Grant Thornton and working with an exceptionally talented group of specialist financial modellers.

“As a team, we are dedicated to applying progressive modelling practices that create confidence and support enhanced decision-making capability. Each day sees us tackling a new complex client puzzle, with our models typically used to assist in financial forecasting, corporate strategy and deals work.

“My role sees me working closely with businesses that are anticipating change, playing a major part in distilling requirements and shaping optimal solutions. I am passionate about providing practical support to our clients and contributing to the important decisions central to their success.”

Tomas Freyman, Partner and Head of Valuations and Modelling at Grant Thornton UK LLP, added, “We are really excited to have Phil joining us. His extensive experience and network will be vital in helping us to build on our already strong offering in the market. Appointing a new partner in this space is testament to our dedication to providing the best quality service and support to our clients, and continually developing and growing our offering.

“Phil’s values are very much aligned with Grant Thornton’s. He is committed to putting people development at the heart of what we do and ensuring that we have well-shaped, expert teams fully equipped to rise to the complex challenges facing our clients.”