Mergers and Acquisitions

Paul Jones of JW Hinks

Edgbaston-based firms merge

JW Hinks brings on board Mason Law's pension scheme audit expertise

09 Jan 2012

Martin Pickard

Mazars finalises deal on PwC insolvency division

Mazars completes the deal on acquiring PwC’s personal insolvency division

05 Dec 2011

City of London

Saffron expands tax practice with Kleinwort Benson experts

Saffron tax partners has acquired tax specialists from private bank Kleinwort Benson

18 Nov 2011

Mid-M&A deals holding their own

Mid-market M&A, buoyed by foreign acquirers' interest in UK corporates, continues to hold its own, writes Jonathan Boyers

08 Nov 2011

It’s an acquisition but not as we know it

MCR approached US-based financial advisers rather than accountancy or insolvency firms to grow its presence

07 Nov 2011

Greenhalgh and HSKS merge

Greenhalgh and HSKS are merging, creating a firm with 75 staff in offices across the Midlands

03 Aug 2011

Bishop Fleming to merge with Rabjohns

Top 60 firm merge with Worcester practice in November to create Bishop Fleming Rabjohns

02 Aug 2011

Cash-rich firms 'primed for widespread takeovers'

Firms with large capital reserves are in the perfect position to acquire struggling peers, a new report has concluded

14 Jun 2011

US multinationals acquire foreign companies to avoid tax

Multinational companies increasingly look to overseas M&A to avoid US repatriation tax

16 May 2011

Aggarwal joins PwC's M&A retail team

Amit Aggarwal joins PwC

07 Apr 2011

Chantrey Vellacott merges with insolvency firm

Southampton-based Insolvency firm RogersEvans merges with Chantrey Vellacott

15 Mar 2011

Andrew Walls joins Leeds corporate finance boutique

Andrew Walls joins Ethos as a partner

02 Feb 2011

Three partners join KPMG's corporate finance team

M&A and IPO experience added at KPMG

10 Jan 2011

Rabjohns absorbs Birmingham firm

Firm "delighted" with new clients.

06 Jan 2011

BDO signs firm partnership deal in Japan

Top 10 international firm merges with Toyo & Co in Japan to create a new member firm

23 Dec 2010

Potential buyers run rule over Rok

Administrators from PwC manage due diligence process at insolvent builder

15 Nov 2010

Begbies Traynor acquires Hamiltons

Listed firm Begbies Traynor acquires Sheffeld-based business recovery firm Hamiltons

04 Nov 2010

BFS and Hillier announce merger

Firms say merger will strengthen their market position

22 Oct 2010

Grant Thornton acquires Legal Inc

Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton has acquired a legal consultancy to boost its forensic division

18 Oct 2010

Chief predicts slow growth ahead for Grant Thornton

Growth will come from acqusitions, not organically, says Scott Barnes

18 Oct 2010

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Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

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IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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