Grant Thornton - Bankers Workshop

Press Release

Fraser Pearce, responsible for the Investment arm at Gordon Brothers Europe, was asked to present as guest speaker at the Grant Thornton’s ‘Ready for Sale’ Bankers Workshop.

The Bankers Workshop, held on Tuesday 9 April at the Institute of Accountants in Dublin, Ireland, focused on how to get property and assets ready for sale within the Irish market, and how to follow an efficient sales process.

Fraser, who was instrumental in the recent acquisition of 264 Blockbuster stores across the UK and Channel Islands, spoke about buying a business through “pre-pack” receivership. Fraser, who also led the acquisition of Clerys & Co (1941) plc, in September 2012, used this transaction as a case study to highlight the process followed in acquiring the iconic Irish retailer. 

For more info on the Clerys acquisition please visit the Clerys case study.