Hillier Hopkins LLP, Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers, and Mayfair based Badger Hakim, Chartered Accountants, have completed a merger deal today. The merger brings the firms together under the Hillier Hopkins LLP name and takes them within the top 50 accountancy firms*. Now, with 19 principals, more than 130 staff, and offices in Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Watford and now London, Hillier Hopkins LLP has a comprehensive range of services for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm has a number of corporate tax and personal tax specialists with skills in advanced tax planning and international and off-shore tax. One of the firm’s key strengths is services for owner managed businesses, in particular, corporate finance and wealth management advice. They also have many specialists with specific expertise in key sectors such as pension schemes, FSA regulated businesses, LLPs and partnerships, professional service firms, healthcare, charities, golf clubs and contractors. Colin Howe, Managing Principal of Hillier Hopkins LLP commented on the merger, “Both Badger Hakim and Hillier Hopkins share similar philosophies and are a great match for each other. Together we have an even more comprehensive range of expertise and a wider geographical base. This allows us to continue our rapid growth and success as a major, independent firm in our region. Ross Badger, Managing Partner at Badger Hakim, is delighted with the merger. “Our firms have long histories of high quality service, Badger Hakim dates back almost 80 years, and this year, Hillier Hopkins celebrate their 75th anniversary. Our loyal client bases are testament to our exceptionally high standards and clients will continue to enjoy this along with the added benefit of access to even more knowledge and expertise.”