Professional services firm adds to its UK portfolio

Richard Kleiner

International business advisory group ETL Global has expanded its UK network with a recent investment in London-based accountancy firm Gerald Edelman.

ETL is a European-cultured, professional services firm with offices in 50 countries, including a UK base in Bolton, and with more than 45 years of history and a strong SME focus.

Formed in the late 1940s, Gerald Edelman is recognised as a leading mid-tier business in the UK, delivering a wide range of financial and strategic business advice.

A dominant firm in their industry that recently ranked #47 in the Top 50+50 Accountancy firms 2020, Gerald Edelman boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience alongside a dynamic and ambitious team.

ETL says the firm is an exciting addition to its partner portfolio, with a philosophy to think beyond compliance and even beyond accountancy.

Alongside the compliance-based services, clients have access to Gerald Edelman’s beyond compliance support, which includes services to help maximise growth opportunities through corporate finance, M&A, exit strategies, estate planning, cross-border tax advice, and more.

Richard Kleiner, Gerald Edelman chief executive, said: “Gerald Edelman have experienced significant growth over the last few years. Having ETL as part of the GE team going forward will enable us to continue with our ambitious growth strategy which will include M&A activity whenever suitable opportunities arise.”

After completion, Gerald Edelman will remain ‘business as usual’ and the existing partners will continue to lead and manage the firm.

Currently, ETL Global is represented by more than 13,000 professionals in more than 50 countries with in excess of 320,000 clients.

ETL partner firms offer the advantages of local service with the strength of global knowledge and resources.

Sara Brassington, ETL Global UK managing director, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Gerald Edelman to the ETL Global UK network.

“We believe the two organisations are a perfect fit across many areas including culture, world class customer service and technology expertise, to name a few.

“We are extremely excited to integrate the team into the ETL Global UK network and start delivering some incredible projects together.”