TWO Midlands firms have revealed they are in advanced talks over a merger – creating one of the largest firms of chartered accountants in the region.
PKF Cooper Parry will merge with Birmingham-based Clement Keys in early January 2016. The newly merged firm will have a combined revenue of £30m and a team of more than 350 people across its two offices in the east and west Midlands.
Once completed, the merged firm will retain the PKF Cooper Parry name.
PKF Cooper Parry CEO Ade Cheatham said the firms share a “closely aligned vision to be number one in the privately-owned market across the whole of the Midlands through creating a fiercely independent firm which is purely focused on exceptional client service”.
He added: “This merger will enhance and complement our offering to clients, bringing sector expertise and extensive international reach along with extensive experience across core services under one brand. This exciting development demonstrates that we are ambitious for growth and determined to be seen as the adviser of choice for privately owned business.”
Partners at the insolvency firm Craig Povey and Kevin Murphy were appointed liquidators on 2 February
Fraser Nicol joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in cyber security, data analytics and business technology
Rowan Williams will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east
Kevin Humphreys joins the insolvency and restructuring firm from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command