Global Excellence Awards 2023

Issue 1 2024, Acquisition International | 33 A Trusted Partner for Tax Advisory Services rant Thornton Austria is equipped with a team of dedicated tax professionals who provide advice to a diverse range of clients, including small- and medium-sized businesses, highnet-worth individuals, trusts, partnerships, large corporations, and listed companies. Over the years, it has built an ecosystem of partners and suppliers, bolstering its ability to provide holistic solutions from concept to delivery. Grant Thornton Austria is a member of Grant Thornton International, a leading global network of independent audit and advisory firms. This network spans a total of more than 130 countries and consists of approximately 73,000 employees. As a member of this global network, Grant Thornton Austria provides a local point of contact for cross-border activities in Austria, Central and Eastern Europe and key global markets all over the world. Moreover, as the firm acts highly agile and flexible, these qualities are particularly valued by family businesses, as well as national and international companies. In a competitive industry, Grant Thornton Austria is proud to offer more than just technical expertise, and is honoured to play an active role in the success of its clients. Through a client-centric approach, the firm focuses on a deep understanding of its clients’ businesses and goals. The commitment to delivering personalised services ensures that clients experience a collaborative partnership, tailored to their unique requirements. Thus, the experts working for Grant Thornton Austria are integral to the firm’s success. Their proficiency and expertise, in combination with their client-focused mindset, sets the firm apart from its competitors, enabling it to serve as a trusted partner for those seeking a partnerled, collaborative advisory relationship. For this reason, Grant Thornton Austria looks for candidates who combine technical expertise in their respective fields with a proven commitment to collaboration, client-centricity, and professionalism. This approach fosters an environment in which individuals are encouraged to perform at their best. One of Grant Thornton Austria’s exceptional tax experts is Werner Leiter, who has been named Most Influential M&A Tax Advisor – Austria in the Global Excellence Awards 2023 for his outstanding work over the last 34 years, many of which have been spent leading Grant Thornton Austria’s tax department. In collaboration with his dedicated team, he has provided clients with exceptional international and national tax structuring advice. Raphael Holzinger, to whom Werner Leiter had handed over his responsibilities in April 2023, thus acting Head of Tax, comments, “This award is a tremendous acknowledgment to the outstanding success of Werner Leiter. It emphasises that Grant Thornton Austria and particularly our tax teams are globally acknowledged for exceptional professional expertise in navigating complex tax issues.” In the years to come, Grant Thornton Austria plans to focus on expanding its capabilities, achieving sustained growth, and strengthening its position in the market. To this end, the company will continue to deliver exceptional services to its clients, enhance its portfolio of offerings, and support its talented team members by providing them with flexible opportunities for personal and professional development. With ambitious plans ahead, Grant Thornton Austria looks towards a bright future. We wish Werner Leiter, Raphael Holzinger, and their teams the best of luck in the years to come. Contact: Raphael Holzinger Web Address: Grant Thornton Austria is a leading audit, tax, accounting, and advisory firm, also operating in the fields of forensics, cyber security, and digital advisory. With nearly 300 employees who work at four locations across the country, the company supports its clients in achieving their goals. For his exceptional work at Grant Thornton Austria, Partner, Werner Leiter has been named Most Influential M&A Tax Advisor – Austria in the Global Excellence Awards 2023. G Nov23218 33 | Acquisition International, Global Excellence Awards 2023