Lancaster-based business advisor Moore and Smalley has bought out Southport accountancy firm Hollows Davies Crane and extended its geographic reach to Merseyside and south Lancashire.
The acquisition of the company, which employs nine staff, takes the business’ number of branches to six.
Hollows Davies Crane’s two partners, Simon Bond and Michael Lowe, will continue to work with the firm and its staff will remain in Southport following their transfer.
Graham Gordon, managing partner of Moore and Smalley, said: “Hollows Davies Crane has a strong tradition of client service and has advised many of its clients over a long period of time, a characteristic that’s also a core value of Moore and Smalley’s.
“We look forward to welcoming Hollows Davies Crane’s staff to Moore and Smalley and I am confident we will continue to offer its clients the excellent levels of service they are used to.
“This acquisition creates an enlarged organisation with a bigger geographical footprint, creating opportunities for further expansion, as well as more career development opportunities for our staff.”
Moore and Smalley partner James Treadwell added: “The culture of both firms is very similar.”