Mergers and Acquisitions

Baker Tilly in merger with Scottish firm

Aberdeen-based firm Simpson Forsyth joins Baker Tilly in merger

29 Aug 2014

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East Anglian firms Aston Shaw and Morgan Woods merge

Newly-formed business retains the Aston Shaw name, operating five offices with 70 staff

29 Jul 2014

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Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business

Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business to insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher & Co

24 Jul 2014

US Treasury secretary in move to stop tax ‘inversion’

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is seeking to invoke 'economic patriotism' in order to prevent further tax 'inversions'

16 Jul 2014

Swindon-based firms merge to create £2m turnover firm

British Accountancy Awards finalist BHG merges with Swindon-based practice

25 Jun 2014

French Duncan expands with Abercrombie Gemmell deal

Abercrombie Gemmell will be rebranded as French Duncan

17 Jun 2014

Begbies Traynor acquires London-based corporate insolvency group

Begbies Traynor Group acquires Ian Franses Associates for £0.6m, with further £1.4m to be paid dependent on performance

16 Jun 2014

The Practitioner: Bringing clients together backfires

The Practitioner looks to drive business through client collaboration. It doesn't work.

11 Jun 2014

Firms merge in Dorset expansion drive

Aspen Waite and Pinder Cox merge, as further services lined up for Dorset clients

06 Jun 2014

KPMG acquires IT consultancy Safira

Acquisition positions KPMG as leading provider of business process management solutions

04 Jun 2014

Baker Tilly sells ex-Tenon personal financial advice unit to Towry

Baker Tilly and Towry sign another private client deal

30 Apr 2014

TGS Taylorcocks and Bicknell Sanders complete merger

Farnham-based firms TGS Taylorcocks and Bicknell Sanders merge

29 Apr 2014

Iris acquires HR and payroll provider

Iris acquires HR and payroll provider Cascade

29 Apr 2014

Whitley Stimpson expands into Bicester with merger

Whitley Stimpson merges with Baxter Payne & Haigh

08 Apr 2014

PwC completes acquisition of Booz & Co

PwC receives approval to acquire international consulting company Booz & Co which will rebrand to Strategy &

03 Apr 2014

Grant Thornton and BDO merge in Isle of Man

Merged firm in Isle of Man to carry Grant Thornton's name

02 Apr 2014

Managing M&A data threats

As M&A activity starts to gain pace in a saturated accountancy market, firms must be aware of the holes in their data security explains Vinod Bange

18 Mar 2014

Baker Tilly closes RSM Tenon office and merges in London

RSM Tenon's Chiltern Street office closes with 300 staff moving to Baker Tilly’s Farringdon practice

19 Feb 2014

PwC acquires IT firm Mokum

IT consultancy adds 160 staff to PwC's headcount

18 Feb 2014

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

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