A newly formed accountancy firm in the West Midlands has made its first acquisition.
BK Plus, which was recently set up by David Baldwin and Shaun Knight, has bought out Warwickshire practice Chapman Nash.
The deal will allow BK Plus to expand its services to businesses north and south of Birmingham while also enabling Chapman Nash to enhance its offering as part of the group.
The practice, which was founded in 2008, will be rebranded as part of the buyout.
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BK Plus is headquartered on Walsall Business Park and was launched by former directors of accountancy group Baldwins, now called Azets, which was also headquartered in Walsall.
Mr Knight said: “We are delighted to have agreed the acquisition of Chapman Nash as we enhance our offer to businesses across the Midlands.
“It is fantastic to join forces with such a well-respected firm in our first major acquisition so soon after launching the business.”
Chapman Nash co-owners Jeremy Chapman and Emma Nash will continue to head up the Warwick office and Mr Chapman will also form part of BK Plus’ tax team as a chartered tax adviser, assisting with personal, corporate and capital gains tax issues.
Mr Chapman said: “We are pleased to be joining forces with another firm which has a similar philosophy to us in how we look after clients.
“Joining together with a larger organisation offers new opportunities while allowing us to keep some autonomy in the Warwickshire office.”
Co-owner Emma Nash added: “In teaming up with BK Plus, we shall not only continue advising our valued client base but also, with the additional support, strengthen and expand our services to both existing and potential businesses.
“We are looking forward to being part of a successful, progressive firm offering valued advice and services to businesses and individuals across the Midlands region.”