April 10 - Mid-tier accountancy company Chantrey Vellacott DFK is to merge with Moore Stephens.

The two companies will use the Moore Stephens name and brand, with the combined partnership becoming members of the Moore Stephens International network, which has offices in 103 countries.

The primary focus of the firm will be to provide valuable services to owner-managed and global businesses across a broad range of sectors, including both domestic and international private clients.

The merger will be completed on May 1, at which point the combined partnership will being trading as Moore Stephens LLP, with the London offices consolidating into 150 Aldersgate Street over the coming months.

Current Moore Stephens managing partner Simon Gallagher will lead the merged company, with Richard Moore remaining as senior partner. Chantrey Vellacott managing partner Mike Tovey will join the company's partnership executive committee.