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Baker Tilly merges with Aberdeen accountancy Simpson Forsyth 1 September 2014

Baker Tilly has announced a merger with Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Simpson Forsyth.

The firm has said the deal will give it a “quality platform from which to grow in the key Aberdeen market”.

The merger will see Baker Tilly expand its existing Scottish market presence; it already has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grangemouth and Lerwick.

David Gwilliam, Baker Tilly’s chief operating officer, said: “‘Aberdeen is a business centre of national and international importance, and this merger signals our intention to play a key role in this market.

“We are hugely excited by the growth prospects the combined firm can realise, and importantly how we can satisfy the needs of our clients and their local, national and international ambitions.”

Andrew Forsyth, founding partner of Simpson Forsyth said: “Our merger with Baker Tilly will enable us to maintain this ethos and take this proposition to another level for the benefit of our clients.

Combining the complementary skill sets of partners and staff from both firms will give additional breadth and depth to our overall service offering.’”

In April Baker Tilly UK announced it is to join the RSM International network, following its acquisition of RSM Tenon last year.

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