Grant Thornton UK has increased its presence
in the media sector with the acquisition of Aurlen,
a consultancy that deals with film royalty audits.

Aurlen will continue to operate as a
stand-alone brand, but will now offer Grant Thornton’s wider
service capabilities.

Grant Thornton UK chief executive Scott Barnes
said Aurlen complements the firm’s existing service offering to the
media sector, not only in film and television but also to the music
and publishing sectors. 

“With the expansion of content ownership, the
provision of an effective royalty auditing service is essential to
ensure that our clients are maximising value when exploiting their
rights,” Barnes added.