I was delighted to announce earlier this morning to my RSM colleagues around the world, and to the media, that Baker Tilly, the 7th largest firm in the UK, is joining the RSM network. As RSM continues its drive to be the foremost provider of audit, tax and advisory services to internationally dynamic clients we are focused on securing the strongest representation in all markets globally to ensure we are best positioned to meet client needs.
The UK is a critical market for RSM and following the acquisition of our previous member firm, RSM Tenon, by Baker Tilly, this gave both Baker Tilly and RSM the opportunity to begin talks to see if there was a potential fit between us. Naturally, these discussions were in-depth and the progression over the last few months has included full due diligence on both sides as well as visits by Baker Tilly’s leadership to RSM members in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the US.
Baker Tilly shares the rigorous commitment to quality that distinguishes our network. There is a clear alignment with RSM’s aims and strategic vision, and the firm has the capabilities and expertise to support RSM clients worldwide.
I am confident that their admission will be of significant benefit to our clients, people and businesses worldwide and I very much look forward to working with them.