Azets has announced the acquisition of Surrey-based accountancy and tax advisory firm, Roffe Swayne.
Founded in 1935, Roffe Swayne is now trading as Azets and the acquisition “creates a significant local professional services firm serving businesses and individuals across Surrey and the South East”.
According to the firm, existing clients of Azets and Roffe Swayne clients will “benefit from a wider range of services to support their future growth including audit, accounting, tax advisory and compliance, corporate finance, forensics and payroll services”.
In addition, clients that need to expand into new markets will also benefit from “access to a large professional services network across the UK and Europe”.
Dawn Marriott, CEO of Azets said: “I am delighted to welcome Roffe Swayne to Azets. Their strong local reputation and expertise combined with Azets’ local and international footprint will open up a wealth of opportunities for our clients across Surrey and the South East region.
“The acquisition means more businesses in the region will benefit from our investment in digital technologies, allowing us to serve them more efficiently and offer more insight into their financial matters.”
She added: “We are proud of our localised approach to serving SMEs and private clients across the country and this acquisition is testament to our commitment to Surrey and the South East region.
“Acquiring Roffe Swayne is a great example of our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy in action. As a top ten UK firm and global business, M&A is a big factor in the Azets growth plan. This acquisition will be the first of many this year as we continue to build our brand and footprint throughout Europe.”