Grant Thornton UK swallows Robson Rhodes whole

Grant Thornton in the UK merged earlier in the year with RSM Robson Rhodes, making it “a leading player in the mid-market and the provider of non-audit services to one in four of the FTSE 100,” according to GT’s chief Michael Cleary. The board of the merged entity makes the transaction look more like anContinue reading “Grant Thornton UK swallows Robson Rhodes whole”

Big Four dominate professional services globally

The Managing Partners’ Forum was established in 1995 and is “dedicated to enhancing leadership and the status of the management team in professional firms worldwide.” They recently released the inaugural Global 500, a ranking of the top 500 professional services firms in the world by fee volume. The Big Four are at the top ofContinue reading “Big Four dominate professional services globally”

Grant Thornton UK merges with RSM Robson Rhodes

Although they’re possibly (likely?) completely unrelated, the recent announcement in the UK that Grant Thornton would merge with RSM Robson Rhodes comes hot on the heels of the announcement in Canada that BDO Dunwoody and Grant Thornton here would enter into discussions on the possibility of merging. The partners of Grant Thornton UK LLP andContinue reading “Grant Thornton UK merges with RSM Robson Rhodes”

Conrad Black vows to regain business empire

From the Globe and Mail: Conrad Black has vowed in a court filing to regain control of what remains of his business empire, but he’s also worried there might not be much left. This struck me as a bit strange. I have to admit my experience with court filings isn’t extensive, but I just assumedContinue reading “Conrad Black vows to regain business empire”