Basic Info

Grant Thornton Australia works with international businesses looking to invest in Victoria, as well as advising Australian companies on their outbound investments.

It’s an exciting time for international investors looking to Victoria as part of their growth ambitions. The investment opportunities and growth potential between Victoria and other regions across the globe are significant. The stability of the Victorian economy makes it a secure and sustainable hotspot for investment and the wide range of Australian industries are well-established and have also, in recent years, diversified.

Grant Thornton Australia is one of the Australia’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. We work alongside dynamic organisations to help unlock their potential for growth – including foreign investment – by providing meaningful, practical and forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners and industry experts, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, multinationals, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions.

We are made up of more than 1,170 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, but form part of a global network of more than 56,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 140 countries. This means when you engage our teams, you access not only the knowledge and expertise of doing business in Australia – or specifically Victoria – to ensure your investment, matter or transaction is a success, but you also gain a relationship leader who can bridge the gap, connecting you to the right people and teams you need to make your international strategy a success.

By delivering a combination of technical excellence, with personalised advice that not only reflects a deep understanding of your business, your industry and ambitions but also an in-depth knowledge and connection with the jurisdiction in which you want to invest, we help set our clients up for success and growth.


Why work with us

  • Advice for all types, and at all stages, of inbound and outbound transactions: Whether you’re undertaking a whole new investment into Victoria, or looking to expand or diversify on current ones, Grant Thornton advises across all stages of our clients’ foreign transactions. From the very outset of a transaction, we develop business cases that include undertaking independent market analyses, benchmarking and due diligence. Then, as an investment is actioned, we help navigate and meet the very complex tax and accounting compliance and regulatory requirements (including FIRB issues and international tax aspects such as transfer pricing). We also help establish the most efficient and sustainable entity and structures for your investment, including back office outsourcing support.
  • Understanding what it means – and the network that is required – to do business in Australia: By engaging our team, clients are given access to local experts via Grant Thornton’s global network for both ends of your transaction. We also have the connections required – including within Government, finance and the law – giving you a full service, collaborative team required for a long-term sustainable international investment. Our technical excellence is complemented by our cultural understanding, crucial for a successful transaction.
  • Better resourcing and client service: Grant Thornton’s focus on partner ratio means you have a dedicated partner – or team of partners – as part of your relationship, matters and transactions. When you engage Grant Thornton, you benefit from a relationship program that includes regular independent feedback surveys and interviews, post-matter debriefs, custom KPIs, 6 Box and Owners Room sessions (frameworks we have developed that supports growth and strategy conversations with clients) and access to tailored insights to support growth and governance, as well as articles, events and webinars.
  • An extension to your team: Grant Thornton acts as an extension of your team, bringing together the breadth and depth of skillsets and expertise in an international transaction or investment. We have the ability to scale-up or scale-down depending on your needs at any time. We take a long-term view of your business and your strategic investment goals, and develop and implement a streamlined plan for achieving them.
  • Navigating (current) external factors affecting your business: There are many factors that can impact the success of your business, investments or operations – and many are outside your control. In recent times, we have seen this with the Australian bushfires which affected large parts of Victoria, as well as COVID-19. Both events have had an impact on our clients’ businesses for a range of reasons. Grant Thornton understands the current operational environments and helps our clients to manage the issues and opportunities that must be navigated as a result. With dedicated hubs (bushfires and COVID-19), we bring together the complete information – support packages available and issues to address – in one spot, and then work with our clients on their unique circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

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