Jessica Fino 9 Aug 2018 04:02pm

Baker Tilly merges with US financial investigations firm

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, a mid-tier accountancy firm, has merged with a financial investigations firm in the US

The firm announced its merger with RGL Forensics on Thursday, saying it aims to create a “premier global forensic accounting practice” specialised in insurance, legal, and corporate clients.

RGL specialises in the quantification of economic damages and financial analysis in claims and disputes of all kinds.

It provides forensic accounting, fraud investigation and expert witness services to deliver financial clarity in the most complex situations.

RGL CEO Angela MacPhee said the merge is expected to be completed by the end of the year during which time Baker Tilly will open its first offices across the Western US and in international locations. RGL will continue to operate under the same name.

“Combining our team with Baker Tilly gives us a wider platform and more delivery channels to better serve our clients,” MacPhee said. “Baker Tilly’s entrepreneurial culture and well-earned reputation as a great place to work provides our team with even more opportunities.”

Baker Tilly is one of the 15 largest accounting firms in the US, and with 2,800 employees is the largest member of the network of firms Baker Tilly International, which operates across 147 territories.