Ed Kleinguetl leads Grant Thornton’s integration offering within Transaction Advisory Services. He has more than 30 years of experience, including strategic investment advisory services to grassroots facilities and joint ventures, transaction integration, divestitures, transaction carve-out and performance improvement projects.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Kleinguetl was executive vice president of KBC Advanced Technologies, a globally recognized engineering and strategic consultancy firm to the refining, petrochemical and gas sectors. Earlier, Kleinguetl was a partner with Ernst & Young, where he led the transaction integration practice in the Southeast and advised on deals throughout the world, including Brazil and China. He has been involved with hundreds of transactions and has advised both private equity and corporate clients. He has developed unique solutions for integrating complex acquisitions, as well as complex sell-side and buy-side carve-out transactions. His clients have included strategic companies varying in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Kleinguetl is considered a thought leader and frequently presents at global conferences and contributes to publications on the topics of transaction integration, operations and change management, and business growth strategies.