1st Jun 2015

Mid-tier accountants Chantrey Vellacott DFK LLP have merged with Moore Stephens LLP. The merger was completed on 1 May, with the combined partnership trading as Moore Stephens LLP.

"The merger provides a platform for continued, sustainable growth" explained Simon Gallagher, managing partner of Moore Stephens. "There are real synergies, not just in terms of the services and sectors but a coming together of similar philosophies and values to form a strong combined firm."

The primary focus is to provide valuable services to owner-managed and global businesses across a broad range of sectors, including both domestic and international private clients.

"This is an important strategic development for both firms" said Mike Tovey, former managing partner of Chantrey Vellacott. "The combined firm provides our clients with a broader range of expertise, along with an increased depth of sector knowledge and experience. Clients also benefit from access to much wider UK and global capabilities through the Moore Stephens UK and international network."

Simon Gallagher believes the firm’s people will make the merger a success. "The partners and staff are central to our strategy going forward. The merger provides genuine career and development opportunities through innovation, growth and financial success. It’s a really exciting time for our people, and I'm sure this will translate into the service we provide to clients."