By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
BDO LLP and PKF (UK) LLP announced recently they have agreed to merge. The merger – now approved by partners of both firms – will complete by spring 2013. The firm, under the BDO brand, will be a leading accountancy and business advisory firm, with some 3,500 people in the UK generating revenues approaching £400million.
“This is transformational, for our two firms but also the broader market. We’re delighted that two firms with similar cultures and a focus on client service will combine to create an even stronger entity next year,” said Simon Michaels, Managing Partner of BDO LLP. ” The merged business will have firm financial foundations and an ambition to grow. Both firms employ many talented people capable of delivering quality work to a range of clients, across audit, tax and advisory.”
The merger creates a financially strong business with significant sector and geographical coverage across the UK. It will be a member of BDO International, the largest global accountancy organisation aimed at the mid-market, with revenues of over $6bn operating in 138 countries worldwide.