Grant Thornton Hong Kong has merged with Mabel Chan & Co., the deal is aimed at improving its services to clients as the firm seeks to further expand its regional presence. Mabel Chan, founder of Mabel Chen & Co., takes on the role of deputy Managing Director and National Head of Outbound Market Development for the merged entity – which continues to trade under the Grant Thornton name.
Mabel Chan & Co., is a Hong Kong-based audit and consulting firm, specialised in risk management, taxation services, IPO, forensic accounting and commercial fraud investigation, among others, across the Hong Kong and Chinese market.
The firm was set up by Mabel Chan in 1999, who is currently the Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), and is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. James Chau, Associate member of the HKICPA and ex-big four, is the Tax Principal at the firm.
Grant Thornton recently announced that its Hong Kong operation is merging with Mabel Chan & Co. The deal aims at expanding the capability of the firm within the Hong Kong and China market, through the addition of a wider network and additional skill brought by Mabel Chan & Co. The merged entity will continued to trade under the Grant Thornton name, with Grant Thornton Hong Kong’s Managing Partner, Daniel Lin, remaining at the top. Mabel Chan takes a joint deputy Managing Partner position with advisory partner Eugene Ha, as well as becoming the National Head of Outbound Market Development for the firm’s continued development of its network within Hong Kong and China.
Daniel Lin of Grant Thornton Hong Kong adds, “I’m delighted with the merger as Mabel brings a strong reputation in the Hong Kong and Mainland China business communities, which will create synergies in our operations and with our clients. With these additional resources, we believe both the firm’s services provision and position in the accounting industry in Hong Kong can be further enhanced.”
Mabel Chan says, “I am excited to be a part of the Grant Thornton network and am looking forward to growing with the firm.”