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MHA strengthens Scottish presence

Baker Tilly network member MHA has today announced it has merged with Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Geoghegans.

Delivering the full suite of accountancy services for clients in the capital and across Scotland – including accounts, compliance and advisory, audit and assurance, and corporate finance – Geoghegans will now trade under the MHA banner.

The merger, MHA’s second in Scotland and its fourth deal in the last year alone, further enhances the services offered to existing clients, while expanding MHA’s offering across the UK in line with the firm’s growth strategy.

Speaking on the merger, Rakesh Shaunak, Managing Partner and Chairman of MHA, said: “This further expansion is hugely significant for MHA. We highlighted after the Meston Reid & Co merger that we would be looking to expand further in Scotland and this has been achieved.

“Geoghegans is an excellent merger for us as it enables a move into the thriving Edinburgh market and further into Scotland with a firm which aligns well with our values and commitment to customer service.

“This move will enable Geoghegans’ clients to retain a highly personal local service, with the added offering of accessing an enhanced range of specialists nationally and internationally.

“We are retaining all staff in the Edinburgh office, while expanding opportunities for staff development and recruitment. We would not rule out further growth into Scotland.”

Francesca Lagerberg, Baker Tilly International CEO, added: “I am delighted to welcome the team at Geoghegans to Baker Tilly. This latest merger underscores MHA’s pursuit of excellence. Their proactive approach to expanding their reach ensures a continued delivery of unparalleled service to clients both now, and in the future.”

This latest move comes after a recent announcement by MHA and North of England firm MHA Moore and Smalley of an intention to formally merge from 1 April 2024.

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