We are glad to announce the appointment of three new partners. Oriana Abela has been appointed Partner responsible for the Capital Markets practice area, a division within the advisory practice which assists clients with the raising of debt and equity finance through the local capital market. Oriana has taken a leading role in the admission of clients to the Prospects MTF, a multi-lateral trading facility run by the Malta Stock Exchange, whereby Grant Thornton has assisted with the raising of a total of €36 million for eight clients over the past three years. Additionally, Sharon Causon has been appointed Partner for Audit and Assurance services. Sharon joined Grant Thornton in 1995 and has since then worked on a portfolio of clients operating in different industries, both locally and internationally. Sharon has been seconded on many occasions to Grant Thornton offices internationally, including London, Leeds and Oxford in the UK, and to the Guernsey office. Furthermore, Chris Farrugia has been appointed Partner for Information Technology. Chris has extensive experience in IT system audits, business requirements analysis, software implementation and project management for information systems servicing corporate customers in varying business sectors.