Bondholder business advisors and accountants PKF Cooper Parry is set to merge with another leading Midlands accountancy firm to create one of the largest chartered accountant firms in the region.
PKF Cooper Parry will merge with Birmingham-based Clement Keys in January 2016. The newly merged firm will employ over 350 people across the East and West Midlands and will have a combined revenue of £30 million.
Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry, said: 'This is an exciting and significant merger for both firms. We share a closely aligned vision to be number one in the privately owned market across the whole of the Midlands through creating a fiercely independent firm which is purely focused on exceptional client service.'
Ade continues: 'This merger will enhance and complement our offering to clients, bringing sector expertise and extensive international reach along with extensive experience across core services under one brand. This exciting development demonstrates that we are ambitious for growth and determined to be seen as the adviser of choice for privately owned businesses.'
Joe Bates, managing partner at Clement Keys said: 'Clement Keys and PKF Cooper Parry are delighted to be joining forces. We have spent a number of years growing our market share and so has PKF Cooper Parry. Bringing the two firms together will broaden our services to businesses in our region and strengthen our position in the marketplace.'