Roever Broenner Susat joins Mazars in Germany

22 April 2015

Audit and tax consulting firm Roever Broenner Susat has merged with Mazars in Germany, adding 51 partners and 730 employees to Mazars headcount. As a result of the merger, Mazars will strengthen its position at the heart of Europe and positions itself in the Top 10 of the industry in the country.

Roever Broenner Susat is a German audit and tax consulting firm that supports clients in the areas of auditing, tax and legal advice, corporate finance and consulting services. Its clients include private individuals, small and medium-sized partnerships and corporations, large publicly listed corporations and groups, and non-profit organisations, foundations, and public sector entities. The firm that was founded in 2012 has 730 employees and 51 partners, working from its ten locations in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, Potsdam and Greifswald.

Roever Broenner Susat joins Mazars in Germany

In line with its global growth strategy, Mazars decided to merge with Roever Broenner Susat, speeding up its development and strengthening its presence in Germany and positioning itself in the Top 10 of the industry, with a headcount of 1,000, including 68 partners, working from 12 offices around the country.

Following the merger, Roever Broenner Susat will join Mazars’ International Integrated Partnership and Christoph Regierer and Gregor Kunz, Partners at Roever Broenner Susat, will respectively join Mazars’ Group Executive Board and Mazars’ Group Governance Council.

Commenting on the merger, Kunz and Regierer say: “We share with Mazars a culture that is demanding and independent. Our capacities are very complementary and this merger will allow us to provide our clients with quality internationally-focused services.” Philippe Castagnac, Mazars’ Group CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, adds: “Welcoming Roever Broenner Susat into our firm strengthens our position at the heart of Europe’s first economic power. It’s a smart move.”

In the past 10 years, Mazars doubled its global revenues and reached €1.2 billion in 2015, due to the work of its more than 15,000 employees working in 73 countries worldwide. With the expanded headcount, Mazars Germany will now contribute nearly 10% of the overall activity.


SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

19 April 2019

UK consulting firm SQW Group has completed its first acquisition since it completed a management buyout in January 2019. BBP Regeneration joins the company having collaborated with SQW for more than 20 years.

Established in 1983, SQW Group now operates all over the world. Comprising SQW, Oxford Innovation, Oxford Innovation Services – one of the UK’s leading innovation centre operators – and Oxford Investment Opportunities Network, the organisation’s origins can be traced to Britain’s two ancient university cities: Oxford, through Oxford Trust founders, Martin and Audrey Wood, and Cambridge, through SQW’s work in producing The Cambridge Phenomenon.

The consultancy specialises in public policy, working with entities from the public, private and voluntary sectors to research, develop, implement and evaluate social and economic development interventions. It now employs over 250 people across regional offices in London, Oxford and Edinburgh, and provides business support to over 4,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses each year. At the start of 2019, SQW secured its independence in a management buyout, advised on by M&A experts from Liberty Corporate Finance and Penningtons Manches.

SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

SQW has strengthened its position as a provider of services across the business spectrum with the acquisition of BBP Regeneration. Founded in 1994, the consulting firm specialises in land and property-based regeneration and growth schemes, and is a leading social and economic development consultancy. 

The two firms first worked together over 20 years ago, when SQW and BBP collaborated to develop the first Regional Economic Strategy for the South East. More recently, they developed an economic strategy for Thanet and are now working together in locations stretching from Cwmbran via Oxfordshire to London.

With the addition of BBP, SQW can now provide an integrated advisory service for organisations developing property schemes which deliver economic benefit to their local area. By joining SQW, meanwhile, BBP hopes to further enhance its ability to support clients in delivering property and place-making ambitions. 

Speaking about the deal, SQW CEO David Crichton-Miller commented, “The UK more than ever needs solutions to the challenges of places – of high streets under threat, of meeting housing delivery targets, and of both economically over-successful and economically challenged towns and cities – and the combination of SQW and BBP is uniquely suited to developing those solutions. [This deal] brings together critical and complementary services relating to places to serve our clients with leading edge and practical advice.”

Andy Smith, Director of BBP Regeneration, added, “SQW shares with BBP the same values of seeking to provide outstanding, practical, real world advice that helps get buildings built and places developed.  We greatly look forward to the opportunities that come from joining our two organisations together.”