In an agreement reached yesterday, Asahi will strengthen KPMG’s existing Japan organisation, Azsa. Together they will generate some £320m of fee income and employ more than 3,000 partners and staff.
‘This furthers our strategy to continue to strengthen our capabilities in Asia Pacific – we see Japan as a key economy in the region,’ said Mike Rake, chairman of KPMG International.
‘This marks the beginning of a new phase for KPMG, and demonstrates our continued commitment and investment in the wider Asia Pacific region, which includes a major investment in China.’
Asahi and KPMG International became accounting and business partners last year, though they maintained their separate identities.
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team