ZEDRA announces milestone acquisition of global expansion specialist Fitzgerald & Law

ZEDRA, the fast growing global specialist in Corporate, Fund and Active Wealth Solutions has announced the acquisition of Fitzgerald & Law (F&L), London’s leading firm of global expansion advisers.

In addition to offering a wide range of specialised expansion advice to companies setting up in the UK, F&L provides a full suite of award winning tax, HR and financial compliance services that supports those companies as they grow. At the same time as this transaction, ZEDRA will acquire the Global Expansion Advisory Network operating in over 70 countries, of which F&L is a founding firm. F&L’s continued membership of the GEA Network means that companies expanding into countries other than the UK can receive the same unparalleled support.

This acquisition marks a step change for ZEDRA’s corporate services offering and will substantially enlarge the Group’s reach to fast-growing US technology companies. F&L has a particular focus on helping US companies wishing to establish and grow a UK presence and more broadly advises companies from all over the world on expanding their footprint in other territories globally. F&L has a strong track record in multi-territory HR consulting, international tax compliance, corporate compliance and accounting services.

The acquisition will bolster ZEDRA’s presence in the all important London market with F&L’s London team of over 70 helping to double ZEDRA’s workforce in the UK. ZEDRA also welcomes a team of 14 in Romania who provide vital support to the outsourcing services function. The F&L San Francisco office will continue to play a key role in business development and supporting clients on the US West Coast.

Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are delighted to welcome the employees and clients of Fitzgerald & Law to ZEDRA and to extend our corporate services reach to the US West Coast where F&L has an enviable and growing reputation. Adding their knowledge and expertise to our Group will significantly extend the support we can offer to our international corporate clients and help them optimise their global expansion strategies.”

Gabriel Parrish, Senior Partner at F&L added, “Joining ZEDRA at this time with its global footprint of offices and international client base is a natural fit for F&L and a logical step forward in our growth plans. Our clients will now have access to an additional range of services to support their business ambitions.”

Fitzgerald & Law will ultimately rebrand to ZEDRA.

About F&L

Founded in 1992 in Central London, F&L started life as a “traditional” UK accounting practice. Over time, the group evolved into a full service global expansion specialist, helping clients expand into and then out of the UK. They are a valuable resource for international companies, providing advice on a range of accounting, tax and HR matters and building relationships that allow them to continue to support businesses as their operations grow. F&L’s specialists work together on a global scale through their international network to help clients in over 70 countries worldwide. The firm has offices in London, Târgoviște and San Francisco.

About ZEDRA

ZEDRA is an independent global specialist in Corporate, Fund and Active Wealth services.

Our experienced teams deliver tailored solutions to our clients who include high net worth individuals and their families seeking diversified active wealth solutions, as well as medium to large sized companies, asset managers and their investors.

Our full range of services is designed to safeguard the real value of our clients’ assets and our entrepreneurial outlook helps and supports our clients in unlocking their ambitions for growth and expansion, no matter how complex their challenges might be.

We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients so that we can anticipate their continually evolving needs and allow them to focus on their core business and broader family interests. ZEDRA’s global footprint enables us to deliver bespoke solutions that meet the local and international requirements of the increasingly demanding regulatory environment.

ZEDRA inherited a wealth of knowledge and experience following its acquisition of trust businesses of a renowned bank in 2016. This solid foundation combined with innovative thinking has allowed ZEDRA to grow rapidly in a competitive marketplace to a team of 500 industry experts across 14 countries spanning Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe.

www.zedra.com

ZEDRA

Guy Stephenson
Nacelle
Tel: +44 (0)20 8333 9125

Kirstie Leadley
Tel: +44 (0)7988 719736
Email: kleadley@fitzandlaw.com

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