BDO Italy Adds Grant Thornton Experts
13 January 2016
BDO Italy has announced a substantial expansion of its national presence through the addition of nearly 50 professionals from Grant Thornton, including 7 partners
These partners and their teams of experts offer a wide range of accounting and consulting services to national and international clients across a wide spectrum of industries. This development is effective as of 1 January 2016. It continues to strengthen BDO Italy's market position in five key cities: Milan, Bergamo, Novara, Verona and Vincenza. With this addition, BDO Italy now has 700 partners and staff in 20 offices across the country.
"I would like to warmly welcome the former Grant Thornton partners and staff to BDO Italy,” said Simone Del Bianco, Managing Partner of BDO Italy. “This is a major step that greatly enhances BDO's service delivery in our local market, which is one of the most significant in Europe. This expansion means that our firm is gaining not only leading industry experts with a strong reputation across the region for excellence, but also a number of prominent clients nationwide”.
“Our clients will continue to receive the local, hands-on service they value, but will now have access to the wider expertise and resources provided by BDO's global network,” adds Lelio Bigogno, a former Grant Thornton partner. “Not only do our people now have access to many more opportunities to pursue career growth but, with its headcount of experienced professionals growing consistently, BDO is uniquely positioned being able to provide exceptional client service to leading mid-market companies throughout Italy”.
Anders Heede, CEO EMEA at BDO, added his congratulations to BDO Italy: “This step further cements BDO's standing in a key marketplace and will build on the firm's already impressive performance in recent years. I am confident that we will see additional merger activity in the coming months, which is a further testament to BDO's commitment to the ongoing consolidation in the audit profession.”