PracticeConsultingBaker Tilly in merger talks

Baker Tilly in merger talks

Top-ten accountancy firm Baker Tilly is to merge with accountancy firm and software vendor Harris Walters, it has emerged today.

Baker Tilly, the UK’s ninth-largest firm, has a fee income of around £80m a year, with around 140 partners and just under 700 professional staff.

It will be the dominant player in the merger with Harris Walters, a smaller firm that also produces the Strategic Planning Toolkit and Wealth Tracker software for smaller businesses.

The move comes as consolidation frenzy envelopes mid-tier accountancy firms. It was revealed last month that Oxfordshire-based mid-tier firm BKR Haines Watts, number 17 on the Accountancy Age Top 50 league table, has been approaching like-minded firms over recent months with a view to bringing them on board.

Reports of BKR’s intentions came just a week after Accountancy Age exclusively revealed Levy Gee was the leading player behind Numerica, a consolidator designed to build an integrated business services group.

More details on the Baker Tilly revelations will appear on AccountancyAge.com later.

Links

www.bakertilly.co.uk

www.harriswalters.co.uk

Haines Watts turns consolidator

Levy Gee to lead consolidator

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