Baker Tilly acquires ERP technology company Vanilla

10 March 2022 2 min. read
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ERP consultancy Vanilla has been purchased by Baker Tilly for an undisclosed fee. The UK based advisory firm will help Baker Tilly expand its capabilities involving ERP and digital transformations.

Headquartered in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, Vanilla is a specialist ERP consulting firm with offices in the UK, US and Sri Lanka and customers across North America, Europe and the Middle East. The consultancy focuses on the implementation, support and improvement of business solutions using IFS Applications ERP.

The US wing of Baker Tilly has snapped up Vanilla as it looks to add digital advisory services in ERP to its local capabilities. Together, Baker Tilly and Vanilla plan to provide advanced digital advisory services to businesses looking to transform their ERP systems.

Baker Tilly US buys UK ERP advisory Vanilla

Angela MacPhee, Managing Partner of consulting for Baker Tilly, noted, “In one move, we become a key partner of IFS, one of the leading enterprise resource management systems in its class. Vanilla’s incredible talent and market reputation expands the solution possibilities for Baker Tilly clients and vice versa.”

The move continues Baker Tilly’s efforts to pinpoint strategic combinations in the digital advisory space. With Vanilla’s deep specialisation in IFS and ERP, its addition to the Baker Tilly Digital practice connects Vanilla to a diverse group of digital-first capabilities. This digital synergy is further bolstered by Baker Tilly’s robust knowledge in the very industries Vanilla serves.

The move meanwhile provides Vanilla with an opportunity to expand its global profile, backed by Baker Tilly’s international network.

“We can offer our clients so much more, now with Baker Tilly’s resources and scale,” commented Andy Bell, Director and Co-founder of Vanilla. “With the firm’s mission and strategy, we recognised instantly what the two of us could build together.”

Baker Tilly is a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 38,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.3 billion.