Mergers and Acquisitions

Whitley Stimpson

Whitley Stimpson expands into Bicester with merger

Whitley Stimpson merges with Baxter Payne & Haigh

08 Apr 2014

Dennis Nally chairman PricewaterhouseCoopers International

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 sign

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

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 2014

Former PKF firm merges with Grant Thornton Brazil

Grant Thornton increases Brazillian presence with the merger of PKF firm Directa Auditores and an acquisition of KPMG’s outsourcing practice

20 Jan 2014

Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

Co-op due diligence 'needed more work', says KPMG

Auditors from KPMG say more work was needed after they finished their due diligence on the Co-op's acquisition of Britannia Bank

04 Dec 2013

Reeves merges with Gatwick rival

Reeves has merged with its rival CLB Gatwick, which will double its size in the region

04 Dec 2013

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

Australia and NZ institutes to merge

Australian and New Zealand accounting institutes join together in first cross-border merger of its kind

06 Nov 2013

PwC snaps up consultancy giant Booz & Co

US-based Booz & Co’s 3,000 strong international workforce picked up by PwC

31 Oct 2013

Desire to be “SMEs' champion” motivated Iris/KashFlow deal

KashFlow chief assures clients prices won't go up following tie up with Iris and that new group will work to develop a fully-integrated suite of applications

17 Oct 2013

Iris acquires KashFlow

Iris and Kashflow combined will have a subscriber base of 60,000 accountancy firms and SMEs

17 Oct 2013

Baker Tilly announces Tenon office mergers

Baker Tilly announces regions, such as London, where the practices will merge in early 2014

09 Oct 2013

Gabelle to acquire Matthew Hutton tax practice

London-based accounting firm Gabelle expands its practice

30 Sep 2013

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