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Grant Thornton acquires ARRYVE LLC

Firm enhances Advisory capabilities and strengthens foothold in Pacific Northwest

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"The team at ARRYVE understands the business consulting and strategic solutions that make sense for our clients and how to apply them for real-world results"
CHICAGO, IL --Grant Thornton LLP has acquired substantially all of the assets of ARRYVE LLC, a business consulting firm based in Bellevue, Washington.

ARRYVE, which was founded in 2007, has consulting capabilities spanning domains that include marketing and sales, operations, human capital, finance and accounting, information technology, and corporate strategy. ARRYVE also champions a process called “Applied Catalystics™,” a philosophy of dynamic disruption and tested methodologies that deliver seriously structured solutions, and business insights that can only be inspired by a truly interdisciplinary team.

“The team at ARRYVE understands the business consulting and strategic solutions that make sense for our clients and how to apply them for real-world results,” stated Srikant Sastry, national managing principal, Advisory Services for Grant Thornton. “Their focus on unique, distinctive client service to organizations large and small brings tremendous value to move our clients confidently into the future,” added Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton’s chief executive officer.

The 60 ARRYVE professionals, primarily based in Bellevue, will join Grant Thornton, working out of the former ARRYVE office at 2010 156th Avenue, Northeast. The Bellevue location becomes Grant Thornton’s 59th office. Grant Thornton also has an office at 520 Pike Street in Seattle.

“The ARRYVE team not only fortifies our Advisory practice but also our presence and proficiencies in the Pacific Northwest, creating a regional hub for our clients in this market,” included Jacqueline Akerblom, Grant Thornton’s West region managing partner.

ARRYVE partners Christopher Smith and Chris Stephenson join Grant Thornton as Advisory principals.

“Throughout our time in getting to know the Grant Thornton team, we have been struck by how closely we are aligned in culture, process and commitment to excellence and integrity. We look forward to collaborating with our new team members throughout the firm’s network to help businesses achieve their next level of success,” said Smith.

Clearsight Advisors served as ARRYVE’s financial advisor in the transaction.

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