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Xeinadin acquires Smith Craven

It follows a significant minority investment from private equity firm Exponent earlier this year, this acquisition marks another step in the continued growth of the group.

Xeinadin Group has announced the acquisition of Smith Craven, a specialist accounting firm headquartered in Doncaster.

Xeinadin is a group of business advisory and accountancy practices across the UK and Ireland that provides over 40 service lines to over 50,000 clients, predominantly small and medium sized businesses. It was formed through a merger of the offices in 2019 and is now structured into 14 regional hubs.

Smith Craven, a 54 person team located across Doncaster, Sheffield, Worksop and Chesterfield will join Xeinadin under its Manchester Central and North region, led by KJG Xeinadin Group. It will continue to be led by Andy Cribb and Kelvin Fitton. 

The acquisition brings additional strength to Xeinadin through its finance raising, audit, tax and due diligence services.

Derry Crowley, CEO, Xeinadin Group, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smith Craven to the Xeinadin Group. The firm is directly aligned with our vision and will provide even greater strength to our Manchester Central and North region. We look forward to working alongside Andy Cribb, Kelvin Fitton, and the team.

Fitton added: “Xeinadin is an ambitious and innovative group in the UK and Ireland professional services landscape and one which we are excited to be joining. Being part of the group will give our clients access to even greater resources and expertise, whilst enabling us to continue providing the local and personalised service which we pride ourselves on.”


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