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Grant Thornton LLP announces strategic promotion in Advisory Services practice

Toronto, ON (November 16, 2021) – Leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm, Grant Thornton LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle Alphonso to the role of National Private Equity Leader.

With more than five years of experience with the firm—including a promotion to Partner, Advisory & National Transaction Advisory Services Leader in 2019—Michelle will continue to focus efforts on building client value, achieving excellence in service delivery and supporting clients in deal-making.

Michelle has nearly two decades of practical experience and technical aptitude—developed across the globe and a range of industries— in transaction analytics, deal execution and post-merger optimization. She offers her clients strategic advice, a collaborative mindset and a comprehensive understanding of their most pressing challenges.

“Michelle has a proven ability to analyze and navigate complex information and develop strategies to address client challenges and opportunities,” said Troy MacDonald, Partner, National Advisory Service Line Leader. “Her technical expertise combined with proven leadership skills will help enhance our Advisory Services practice and support our growing team.”

In collaboration with a national team across all service lines, Michelle will support private equity clients at the fund, transaction and portfolio company levels, helping them overcome their most pressing private equity challenges, including accessing high-quality deal flow, deal-making, and optimizing the value of their investments.

About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 130 countries worldwide. To learn more visit

For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Barnes
Senior Manager, Media Relations, Grant Thornton LLP
(t): 905 999 6448



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