Mercantile Bank provided debt financing and Muzinich & Co. provided debt and equity financing to support Blackford Capital’s investment in Aqua-Leisure Industries, a developer of water sport leisure products and aquatic goods.
Kirk Waldrop has joined Grant Thornton as a managing director in the firm’s Operations Transformation practice within Advisory Services.
Grant Thornton named Lisa Walkush national managing principal of its industry program, effective immediately. In addition, Grant Thornton named Carlos Ferreira national managing partner for private equity, effective Aug. 1.
Grant Thornton will team with LLamasoft, an artificial intelligence-powered supply chain analytics software company, to combine Grant Thornton’s consulting experience in supply chain transformation and LLamasoft’s optimization technology and AI capabilities.
Grant Thornton has named David Platt as its regional managing partner for the firm’s East region and expanded roles for Nichole Jordan and Tony Perazzo.
Grant Thornton has tapped David Hazels to take the helm of its Advisory Services practice, and Renato Zanichelli to lead its Tax Services practice, among other personnel changes.
A survey conducted by Grant Thornton revealed that American businesses do not plan on treading water when the next recession hits.
Bill Fasel has joined Grant Thornton as a managing director in the firm’s Strategic Solutions practice within Advisory Services.