Advising MHA, on the successful merger of MHA with MHA Moore and Smalley.

by Ross Hayward

18 April 2024

EMW is thrilled to have advised MHA, an independent member of the Baker Tilly International, on the successful merger of MHA with MHA Moore and Smalley.

As a firm of chartered accountants, audit, tax and business advisers, MHA provides premier accounting, assurance, tax and specialist business advice worldwide, drawing on internationally recognised industry and service line experts in 145 countries. MHA, ranked 10th globally, acts for clients ranging from entrepreneurs, individuals, SME’s to multi-national corporations.

MHA Moore and Smalley are a prominent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers employing over 400 staff with offices in Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool,
Kendal, Lancaster and Nottingham.

This strategic union marks a significantly enhanced market position, bringing together dedicated professionals across 22 offices and boosting the combined team to 1,745 people, presenting many more opportunities for collaboration under shared vision and values.

Simon Arkell, Principal at EMW says:

“EMW are delighted to play a part in a monumental milestone of MHA’s on-going journey. Having supported MHA on earlier successful mergers in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Aberdeen across the past 12-months, we are sure the growing combined expertise will see the team continue to go from strength to strength.”

Steve Moore, Partner at MHA commented:

“Simon, Ross and the team provided us with expert advice to get this merger over the line. They were always available to provide timely commercial advice covering all aspects of the deal”.

The EMW team was led by Simon Arkell alongside Ross Hayward, Hollie Tompkins, Beth Spence, Noemi Stepan-Sarkissian and Amanda De Bruyn, together with specialist support from Ian Sharrock, Mary Phillips, Gemma Goff and Tariq Sayfoo.

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