Shaw Gibbs snaps up DNG accountants

Shaw Gibbs has acquired Northampton based firm DNG (Dove Naish LLP) in the fourth acquisition in six months

All existing staff at DNG will remain with the firm, including three directors, Andrew Clifford, Robyn Liddell and Ian Robson. There are currently 32 employees at the firm, which will be rebranded under the Shaw Gibbs name.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

This is the fourth acquisition in six months for Shaw Gibbs, creating a 260 person-strong practice in six locations around England, including Oxford, Basingstoke, Farnham, London, Northampton and Woking.

Shaw Gibbs reported £7m in fee income for year end 2022 and is on an acquisition push to expand the firm, which focuses on entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals.

DNG was set up in 2019 and has a client base ranging from individuals to partnerships, charities, and large companies.

Ian Robson, managing partner of DNG said: ‘The partnership team at DNG have considered the opportunity and benefits of entering into a strategic relationship for some time. We have worked hard over the years to develop the way in which our business operates and to evolve our culture and core values.

‘We want to continue the business without wholesale changes but, recognise that targeted contribution and support will help us flourish, both as a team and individually.

‘It was important to us to find a practice to collaborate with who ticked off all of our requirements. We are confident we have found this in Shaw Gibbs and we look forward to a bright future together.’

A seamless transition is expected for the two companies following the previous acquisitions in the year highlighting Shaw Gibbs eagerness to expand and adjust in an ever-changing market.

Peter O’Connell, managing partner of Shaw Gibbs said: ‘DNG has a well-earned reputation for delivering exceptional service having operated in the Northampton area for more than 50 years. Their enthusiasm for their ongoing success and opportunity for growth has shone throughout the deal process. We are really looking forward to working with this talented team.’

Will Drysdale |Reporter, Accountancy Daily

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