Wilkins Kennedy acquires Southampton-based Matthews Mist

WILKINS KENNEDY has merged with Southampton-based accountancy firm Matthews Mist.

The Top 20 firm acquired Matthews Mist last week for an undisclosed sum, which includes all eight staff as well as the two partners.

John Mist and Christopher Matthews have joined Wilkins Kennedy as consultants. The remaining eight Matthews staff have joined the Wilkins Kennedy Romsey office this week.

Ian Talbot, (pictured) Wilkins Kennedy’s Winchester & Romsey managing partner, said: “As a dedicated and growing mid-tier accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy is delighted to announce the merger with Matthews Mist & Co, a firm which serves a varied portfolio of clients across the South of England.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues and their clients and we look forward to working together.”

According the last year’s Accountancy Age’s Top 50+50 survey, Wilkins Kennedy ranked 20th, had a fee income of £30.23m, 11 UK offices and 57 partners.  

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