SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Dwight Grant has joined the firm's Transaction Services practice as a managing director based in the San Francisco office. Grant will play a national role within the firm's Financial Engineering services group, advising corporate clients on complex financial instruments and overseeing professional standards and technical training for the practice.
"More innovative use of financial instruments among corporations has created a greater need for analysis and valuation expertise to support our clients' needs," said John Glynn, U.S. Valuation Services Leader with PwC's Transaction Services. "Dwight's vast experience in finance, both academically and professionally, will be a key asset in further strengthening our financial engineering capabilities."
Grant's addition follows Pedro Santos' appointment to lead PwC's Financial Engineering Services group, as well as the recent hires of three principals – Jeremy Fago, Timothy Davis and Matthew Tanner – representing the firm's continued focus on building out its valuation services expertise.
PwC's Financial Engineering group advises corporate clients on the analysis and valuation of complex financial instruments, such as derivatives, hybrid securities, hedging instruments and contingent payment agreements. The group's services primarily focus on valuations and measuring the fair value of assets for financial reporting, tax planning, transactions and decision-making purposes.
With over 30 years of experience providing valuation services to clients, Grant most recently served as the Global Practice Leader of Financial Engineering at Duff and Phelps. Before that, Grant taught at Thunderbird - School of Global Management, and was also a visiting professor at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a BA in economics from University of Western Ontario, an MBA in finance from Wharton at University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
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PwC's Transaction Services practice provides due diligence for M&A transactions, along with advice on M&A strategy and integration, restructuring, divestitures and separation, valuations. With approximately 1,000 deal professionals in 16 cities in the United States, and a global network of over 6,000 deal professionals in 90 countries, experienced teams are deployed with deep industry and local market knowledge and technical experience tailored to each client's situation. The Transaction Services team can be involved from strategy to integration and employ an integrated business approach to uncover the realities of a deal. The field-proven, globally consistent, controlled deal process helps clients minimize their risks, progress with the right deals, and capture value both at the deal table and after the deal closes. For more information about M&A and related PwC services, please visit: www.pwc.com/ustransactionservices .
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