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BDO-Moore Stephens Merger Strengthens Shipping Presence

This is the first issue of Bottom Line to be published under the BDO brand, following the merger between BDO LLP and Moore Stephens LLP in London. The merger is good news for both existing and potential new clients of the merged firm, BDO, not least those in the shipping sector.

Both firms have for many years been leading accountants and advisers to businesses in the shipping sector. We are confident that our clients will now benefit greatly from having access to the combined resources of the two firms. The merger enables us to deliver the ever-increasing range and depth of solutions demanded by our clients, who can expect the same high-quality, industry-leading service to which they have become accustomed.

The BDO shipping team has extensive experience of delivering accountancy, tax and advisory services to the shipping sector worldwide. Our clients range from individuals and owner-managed businesses through to publicly listed companies in the UK and around the globe. We advise clients in every area of shipping, from shipowners and operators to ports, including a broad range of marine services industries.

The merged firm will deliver key information and insights to the shipping community, including the annual OpCost report, the quarterly Shipping Confidence Survey and a host of thought leadership on topical issues, such as regulatory developments and market conditions.

BDO provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy. We share our clients’ ambitions, their entrepreneurial mindset and have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

The international BDO network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,600 offices worldwide, achieving revenues of $9bn. BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing nearly 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, plus a range of advisory services
Source: BDO, By Michael Simms

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