Grant Thornton expands through M&A in the UK, Australia, Canada, Cyprus and Isle of Man
Grant Thornton announced expansion in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Cyprus and the Isle of Man, following 17 successfully completed mergers and acquisitions around the world in the seven months to 30 April 2014.
In the UK, Grant Thornton acquired London based analytics firm Local Futures Group, supporting a strategic shift to holistic business advice for private and public sector clients by bolstering its analytics offering in the market.
The audit, tax and advisory practice which formerly traded as KPMG Cairns merged with Grant Thornton Australia, increasing both its services and geographical coverage of Northern Australia. The Cairns office brings with it specific expertise in the public sector and indigenous business enterprises.
In Canada, Grant Thornton expanded with the acquisition of Horwich Rossiter in Halifax, Haley in Novia Scotia and Lemire Morin Tremblay in Gatineau.
Grant Thornton Cyprus merged with Mouzouris & Polyviou Ltd, specialising in serving small and mid-sized businesses across a range of industries including construction, property, investment holding and financing.
Grant Thornton in the Isle of Man doubled in size due to its merger with BDO and revenues are expected to increase by over 70%.
Grant Thornton led global accounting organizations in growth for a second consecutive year and is International Accounting Bulletin’s Network of the Year.
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