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Financial modelling

Models are at the heart of all business decisions

Whether you're looking to raise finance, buy or sell a business, assess strategic options, or just plan for the future, you're going to need a forecast. This is likely to come from a financial model.

A good model creates a picture of the future in a credible and transparent way, with flexible assumptions that can be understood and easily changed to gain insight into the opportunities and risks facing your business.

We help you understand the impact of your decisions before you make them

You'll get bespoke financial models in Microsoft Excel that are flexible, robust, transparent, and credible. Each model we produce is developed from scratch using proven methodologies, allowing us to tailor a solution that really meets your needs. Our user-friendly models are pivotal in creating insight into business risks, evaluating options and driving better decision-making.

We'll work alongside you throughout the modelling process to ensure that you understand and own a tool that will be of lasting value to your business. Our approach is pragmatic, combining specialist Excel modelling skills with deep commercial insight and understanding.

You will get the right challenges and recommendations throughout the development process based on our experience of similar businesses and situations.

Our solutions

  • Corporate deals – transaction models that provide insight into value drivers, quantify risks and returns, and can ultimately drive a better price for you
  • Strategic planning – models that help you to evaluate and debate your strategic options
  • Operational change – models that can assist with testing options, assessing synergies, and tracking benefits
  • Restructuring and distress – a credible model helps to rebuild lender and investor confidence
  • Insolvency – entity priority modelling tools can evaluate the outcomes of insolvency by unwinding complex positions and structures
  • Infrastructure finance – we provide specialist financial and modelling advice to the public sector to support contract management and efficiency reviews

We can also assist with data analysis, model reviews, and financial modelling training.

Meet the financial modelling team

Co-head of Financial modelling

Phil Gunter-Rees

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Co-head of Financial modelling

Rob Bayliss

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“Grant Thornton had to use our processes and methodology whilst also adding improvements to the efficiency. The team learnt quickly, joined as part of the Specsavers team willingly and communicated effectively throughout. The support enabled us to re-focus on the ever-increasing demand of business-as-usual activity whilst also maintaining complete confidence in the process." - Jacquie Mancini, Head of Partner Financing and Payroll Services, Specsavers

“Grant Thornton developed a model which allowed us to quickly analyse tender opportunities and inform decisions on go/no-go and on appropriate profit margins to support a sustainable business. This has now been incorporated into our core business processes which has been invaluable in getting the support of our executives when making decisions around the pursuit of key opportunities.”- Jon Morris, Director, Skanska Cementation

“The Grant Thornton team showed great commitment and resourcefulness in developing our new real estate finance cash flow model. The model is now in full service, being put through its paces daily and receiving good feedback from its users.”- Sara Ensor BSc MRICS, Head of Investment and Development Analysis, Real Estate PM, NatWest Group

“The Grant Thornton team constructed a very clearly laid out integrated model that really assisted in conversations with shareholders and lenders, and can also be utilised by the business on an ongoing basis. It was developed in consultation with us to ensure the key drivers and assumptions were transparent and outputs well-presented. It was done to a challenging timetable and the hard work and professionalism of the team was very much appreciated. The model proved a significant factor in getting stakeholders to understand and support our plans.”- Andrew Coll, CEO, MYCOM OSI, a private-equity backed provider of software solutions to international telecoms operators

"Working with the Grant Thornton Modelling team was a very easy and smooth process. They collaborated with us in a very professional and pragmatic manner, seeking solutions to our complex needs and challenging us appropriately to find the right level of detail. They delivered a great product to us within a tight deadline, and the model is serving us well for budgeting and for changing the way our management teams think about the business."- Andrew Voss, Director, Bluestone Capital Management