In the comment section of an article we posted on May 10 about a managing director and a partner recently fleeing KPMG to join Grant Thornton’s Corporate Value Consulting practice, we got a tip that the Purple Rose of Chicago recently poached KPMG again—Candice Turner left the HoK to join GT as a principal in the firm’s M&A Tax Services practice in New York City.
While Grant Thornton hasn’t yet officially issued a press release welcoming Turner to the House of McGuire, an internal memo announcing her arrival must have been sent around, as Turner posted it to her LinkedIn profile.
And that’s good enough for us.
The announcement, titled “Candice Turner, Principal, joins the Northeast M&A Tax Services Practice,” was signed by David Platt, managing partner, Northeast Region; Ken Seel, Tax practice leader, Northeast Region; and Chris Schenkenberg, national managing partner, M&A Tax Services.
I am pleased to announce that Candice Turner, Principal, has joined Grant Thornton in our M&A Tax Services business line, and is based in the Manhattan office.
Candice has more than 20 years of public accounting and private industry experience. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Candice was a Principal in the M&A practice of KPMG. Candice was previously a Partner at the law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington DC, and an attorney with Shearman & Sterling.
Candice has advised clients with respect to all US and international tax matters. She has represented funds, sovereigns, foreign pensions and consortiums on investments, acquisitions, refinancings, and exit strategies across various asset classes, including infrastructure, real estate, private equity and public capital markets.
Candice has also authored many articles and publications on international tax and is an active leader in international tax organizations.
Candice is an attorney with a JD and an LLM in taxation (NYU School of Law) and a B.S. in Mathematics and English (University of Alabama).
Please join us in welcoming Candice to the Northeast Tax Team, and to Grant Thornton.
Turner joined KPMG in November 2015, according to her LinkedIn page. And you can read more about Turner on her KPMG profile, which hasn’t been taken down yet.
There’s been quite a bit of competitive poaching between these two firms recently. Let’s see if it continues.