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FRP Advisory expands with former RSM Tenon hires

FRP Advisory has expanded its operations into Scotland with three new offices and 28 new staff. Read full story


Wilkins Kennedy announces CW Fellowes merger

Chartered accountancy and business advisory firm Wilkins Kennedy LLP has announced the completion of its merger with chartered accountancy firm CW Fellowes Ltd. Read full story


Manches saved through pre-pack acquisition

Law firm Manches LLP has undergone a change of fortune following a pre-pack insolvency process and acquisition by Penningtons Solicitors LLP. Read full story


Begbies Traynor acquire Cooper Williamson

Independent business recovery firm Begbies Traynpr Group plc has today (2 October) announced the completion of its acquisition of the trade and assets of Manchester-based rival Cooper Williamson Ltd. Read full story


Ferguson Financial granted ABS licence

Ferguson Financial Limited, a professional services provider for insolvency practitioners, has been granted an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Read full story


Growth firms claim funding “easy” to find

UK growth companies expect it to be “easy” to obtain growth finance over the next 12 months, according to new research. Read full story


Burford Capital income up 41%

Investment capital provider Burford Capital Limited has announced a 41% rise in total income for the half year ended 30 June 2013. Read full story


More firms wound up for abusing insolvency regime

Eight companies have been wound up in the public interest by the High Court as part of on-going investigations by The Insolvency Service over the last six months. Read full story


Baker Tilly confirm RSM Tenon acquisition

Baker Tilly yesterday (2 September) formally confirmed the acquisition of “profitable trading subsidiaries” of RSM Tenon group. Read full story


RSM Tenon sold to Baker Tilly in pre-pack deal

Troubled accountancy firm RSM Tenon has today (22 August) entered administration, after sole lender Lloyds Bank withdrew its support. Read full story


Investors to lose out in Baker Tilly & RSM Tenon deal

Investors in RSM Tenon are likely to be left short-changed should a merger or takeover by Baker Tilly materialise. Read full story


Deloitte revenues top £2.5 billion as partner profits fall

The UK’s second largest accounting firm Deloitte today (12 August) posted revenues of over £2.5 billion for the year ending 31 May 2013. Read full story


Debt management firm announces acquisition

Debt management firm Focus Insolvency Group has purchased Focus Debt Management Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Read full story


Manolete and Burford in strategic partnership

Insolvency litigation financier Manolete Partners PLC and investment capital provider Burford Capital Limited have announced a new strategic partnership. Read full story


Baker Tilly discusses RSM Tenon takeover offer

Accountancy and advisory firm RSM Tenon has announced rival firm Baker Tilly has today (25 July) made an unsolicited approach regarding a takeover offer. Read full story


FRP forms Irish alliance

Restructuring and recovery firm FRP Advisory has formed an alliance with Irish recovery firm, Friel Stafford. Read full story


Bank of Ireland confirms £1.9bn loss

Embattled financial group Bank of Ireland recorded a loss before tax of £1.87 billion (€2.16 billion) for the 12 months ending 31 December 2012. Read full story


Impairments fall at RBS

Bad debt charges fell by 33% to £529m in the UK retail division of Royal Bank of Scotland at the end of 2012. Read full story


RBS fined £87.5m for LIBOR failures

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been fined £87.5m for misconduct over London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), after the regulator discovered malpractice by staff across the globe. Read full story


KPMG lined up for Cobbetts administration

Insolvency practitioners at KPMG have been lined up as the potential administrators of law firm Cobbetts, the owner of Leeds-based debt recovery specialist Incasso. Read full story