Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP has come together with RGL Forensics to form a premier global forensic accounting practice.

RGL Forensics, the global financial investigations firm, has now rebranded as BTVK Advisory LLP in the UK and other RGL offices around the world will be known as Baker Tilly.

The agreement will enable BTVK’s global presence to expand into Germany, Australia, Chile, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates as well as here in the UK.

BTVK Advisory is one of the largest single firms focused on financial investigations in the UK.

It is a leading company whose investigations into data and events are always based on specialist industry expertise to work out what happened and the financial impact it will have.

Angela MacPhee, partner and head of the global forensics practice at BTVK, said: “We are proud to be the first firm with a global presence focused solely on forensic accounting to join with Baker Tilly. This is an affirmation of the growing importance of financial investigation practitioners.

“Being part of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause gives us critical mass and access to an even larger international network.”

The group will continue working alongside its global team. The team consists of 22 partners and 140 accountants, forensic technologists, and consultants who carry out investigations in the insurance, legal, and corporate markets for global corporations.

With demand for forensic accounting services ever increasing, this new collaboration will strengthen the firm’s ability to offer clients forensic, litigation, and valuations services.

MacPhee continued: “We now have greater resources to invest in ensuring future-focused agility and longevity.

“We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the high-level service that they have received over the past 20 years under the RGL brand and offering even greater value in the future.”

Keith Tuffin, partner at BTVK added: “As a Baker Tilly Virchow Krause company, we look forward to serving our clients with a wider platform and a larger number of delivery channels.

“We will continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients with access to a greater number of industry experts with the local knowledge needed to conduct our investigations.”

Baker Tilly International, the worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms now operates in 147 territories and has a total of around 33,600 professionals.

Their recently reported combined annual income is $3.4 bn and they placed tenth in our Top 20 International Networks 2018 table, only behind the likes of the Big Four, Grant Thornton, RSM, and BDO.


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