RGL Forensics rebrands as BTVK Advisory

RGL Forensics is to merge with US accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (BTVK) to create a global forensic accounting practice under the Baker Tilly brand

As part of the integration, RGL Forensics has rebranded as BTVK Advisory in the UK, with all other RGL offices rebranding as Baker Tilly.

With 175 employees, including 31 partners, operating from offices on five continents, RGL is one of the largest companies specialising in forensic accounting in insurance, legal and corporate markets globally. The move gives BTVK a presence in the UK, Germany, Australia, Chile, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

Angela MacPhee, partner and head of the global forensics practice at BTVK and former CEO of RGL, said: ‘We are proud to be the first firm with a global presence focused solely on forensic accounting to join with Baker Tilly. This is an affirmation of the growing importance of financial investigation practitioners.

Being part of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause gives us critical mass and access to an even larger international network.’

BTVK Advisory remains one of the largest single firms in the UK focused on financial investigations.

Keith Tuffin, partner, BTVK Advisory, said: ‘As a Baker Tilly Virchow Krause company, we look forward to serving our clients with a wider platform and a larger number of delivery channels.

‘We will continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients with access to a greater number of industry experts with the local knowledge needed to conduct our investigations.’

BTVK Advisory is a BTVK company. BTVK is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with approximately 2,800 employees across the US. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4bn (£2.67bn).

Report by Pat Sweet

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