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‘For a “boutique”-style firm in London to be ranked seventh globally in M&A league tables says a great deal about the quality and scale of the companies and transactions that we advised upon last year,’ Andrew Grant tells Spear’s. Tulchan has provided strategic financial and corporate communications advice to the likes of Unilever, Comcast and Whitbread in the past year or so.
Clients have also included Marks & Spencer, Legal & General, Standard Life and Prudential. Whenever Grant deals with the CEOs and chairs of these major companies or their City advisers, he explains: ‘They usually want the answer to the question, “What would the markets/media think if we…?”. We are expert and discreet advisers on matters which are strategically important to boards and those that sit on them.’
Grant founded Tulchan in 2000 with the help of investor relations expert Brian Rafferty, who was based in New York. ‘He lent me a desk, telephone and some working capital,’ says Grant. ‘I have always loved the discipline of the capital markets, and it is a critical audience for boards – so this was a natural area to focus upon.’
Grant now has offices in London and Singapore and prides himself on his ability to give clients the all-important ‘candid truth.