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PKF acquires Brisbane firm

A mid-tier firm has announced the acquisition of a Brisbane boutique firm as it looks to better service the Asian market.

M&A Jotham Lian 20 February 2019
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PKF Brisbane has acquired Kim Partners, bringing the leadership group to six partners and two directors.


Kim Partners, led by Ryan Kim, has relocated to the PKF Brisbane office and will trade under the network’s brand.

Mr Kim has also been appointed director of Asia business.

“I established Kim Partners in 2013, as I saw an opportunity to provide a personalized service to clients who require specific language skills and cultural knowledge,” said Mr Kim.

“As my clients have grown, they increasingly need specialist services and advisers on the ground in Asia. From that perspective, joining PKF made a lot of sense”.

PKF Brisbane chief executive Larn Mulligan welcomed the acquisition and said it followed in the footsteps of its NSW Central Coast arm, which acquired a boutique chartered accounting firm in July last year.

“Kim Partners is a firm that is known for servicing the Asian business market in Brisbane. By introducing Kim Partners clients to the full suite of services PKF can provide here and abroad, we can help them to maximize their potential and help Ryan to build his portfolio,” said Mr Mulligan.

“Throughout 2019 we will continue to identify firms that align with our culture and strategy, with a view to them joining and growing with PKF.”

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Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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