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Grant Hires PE Biz Leaders

 Grant Thornton says it is expanded its private capabilities with the hiring of two individuals to lead its Value Creation Planning services offering. The accounting firm has hired William McManus and Alex Arata to serve its private equity clients.

McManus joins as a managing director in the Strategy and Transactions practice. with Arata as a key account executive. In that same area.

Both McManus and Arata were previously with Point 8. McManus worked there from February 2023 through March and was executive leader of the private equity segment for his last two years there. Prior to that, he was a founding Partner/Senior Director - Technology Asset Management Services, a division within Alvarez & Marsal from April 2007 through December 2011.

Arata spent 2019 through this year at Point 8 where he was Director of Private Equity and Value Creation From 2017 through 2020, he was at Sidekick Home, a home improvement concierge service, of which he was a co-founder.

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Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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