Grant Thornton Acquires MarketSphere’s Oracle Solutions Business Unit

Grant Thornton LLP has acquired the Oracle consulting business of MarketSphere LLC, a Kansas City, Mo.-based business consulting firm. The acquisition brings more than 160 consultants to Grant Thornton’s Technology Solutions practice, which is part of the firm’s Business Advisory Services. The acquisition was effective Sept. 1.

Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services professionals provide advice to public, private and not-for-profit organizations in areas such as business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, forensics, valuation, restructuring and risk and controls. The team advises on complying with changing legislation, managing risk, containing costs, leveraging technology investments, streamlining business processes and identifying strategic transaction opportunities.

According to Grant Thornton, as a Platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork and an Oracle Accelerate solution provider, the MarketSphere Oracle Solutions unit has extensive, hands-on product expertise, deep functional knowledge and integrated technical skills across Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Performance Management, and Business Intelligence product suites. The business unit addresses a broad range of process, technology, and organizational needs within the finance, human resources and supply chain functions, with specialization in strategic business performance, technology integration, and enterprise transformation initiatives.

“The acquisition of MarketSphere’s Oracle Solutions business marks a major milestone in the expansion of Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services and complements the firm’s breadth and depth of audit and tax services offerings,” added Steve Lukens, Grant Thornton’s national managing principal for Advisory Services

MarketSphere will continue to operate its Unclaimed Property and Marketing Operations practices.

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