Grant Thornton names Melanie Krygier as leader of private equity tax

01 November 2021 1 min. read
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Grant Thornton US has promoted Melanie Krygier, a San Francisco-based partner, to leader of the firm's national private equity tax practice.

Krygier will join the private equity leadership team headed by Carlos Ferreira, and will focus on supporting private equity clients engaged in mergers and acquisitions. She succeeds Chris Schenkenberg, who moves on to serve as national managing partner of regional tax business lines.

Krygier has more than 15 years of experience advising companies across multiple industries, with a focus on M&A consulting. She has deep expertise in buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence, as well as a tax structuring and modeling for clients contemplating sales, purchases, and restructurings.

“Melanie’s extraordinary tax knowledge and years of experience helping private equity investors and their portfolio companies through M&A will be incredibly valuable for every client she works with,” said Ferreira.

Grant Thornton names Melanie Krygier as leader of private equity tax

Krygier has been at Grant Thornton since 2013 and most recently served as leader of the M&A tax services practice in the West Coast region. She previously spent seven years at BDO USA, where she was a tax manager.

Krygier holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

“As M&A activity becomes even more common, it is absolutely critical for every company to derive the most value possible from what can be a very complex, labor-intensive process,” said Rimma Tabakh, Grant Thornton’s office managing partner in San Francisco. “Melanie will provide detailed and reliable guidance at a time when companies need it more than ever.”

Grant Thornton US last month reported its revenues in FY 2021 grew by 2.6% to $1.97 billion dollars, up from 1% growth in FY 2020.