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Michael Bains Managing Director, Advisory Services Vancouver +1 604 687 2711

Having grown up in a family that ran a business, I understand the importance of helping business owners achieve success, however they define it. That’s a large part of why I enjoy my role as Managing Director of Grant Thornton’s Transactions practice. Based in Vancouver, I advise clients on a wide range of dynamic and complex business problems. This includes assisting them with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financings, as well as helping them create value by improving their financial performance.

In empowering clients to navigate significant and potentially business-changing decisions, my aim is to deliver tangible value, tailored advice and hands-on service. With experience in corporate finance, private equity and within private companies, I’m able to look at client issues from multiple perspectives to help businesses move forward with confidence. Ultimately, I believe I am an advocate for my clients’ success and demonstrate this by working to build long-term, stress-free relationships.

On a day-to-day basis, you can find me engaging with clients and the broader business community to gain insights on current market activity, working with colleagues to deliver a superior client experience and hanging out with my two little girls to make sure they aren’t writing on the walls with crayons.