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Darren Bear, Chief Operating Officer

Darren Bear

I am the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Strategic Leadership Team. In this role, I ensure that Grant Thornton’s operating model supports and sustains delivering profitable growth for our firm and clients, delivering the highest quality in all we do and making doing business easier for our people.

I joined Grant Thornton in April 2005, in Corporate Finance, having previously been at the Big 4 and Aviva Plc working on M&A transactions, predominantly across the industrials and packaging sectors and latterly financial services. Deal sizes ranged from £5 million to in excess of £1 billion.

Within my client-facing roles, I have concentrated on mid-market corporate finance, primarily working on deal sizes of £10 million to £150 million. Whilst covering a broad number of sectors, I have focused on the TMT and industrials including packaging, recycling and food.

I was appointed Partner in 2011 and have been a member of the Strategic Leadership Team since September 2019, first as Head of Deals & Business Consulting and more recently as Head of Insolvency, Forensic & Restructuring. I am SLT sponsor for the Disability, Medical Conditions and Mental Health strand of Inclusion & Diversity.

Outside of work I have a busy family life, enjoy a game of golf and am a long-term sufferer as a Norwich City football fan.

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