• Grant Thornton merges with Nexia ACPA in Vietnam to strengthen service capability

Ho Chi Minh City – Grant Thornton (Vietnam) Ltd and Nexia ACPA Auditing & Consulting Co Ltd (“ACPA”) are to merge, with effect from 1 July 2014.

The merged firm will be part of the Grant Thornton global network and will practice under the GrantThornton name. The merger brings together a leading professional services firm in Vietnam with an excellent combination of professional team of 14 partners and more than 220 professional staff in offices located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Kenneth Atkinson, the current managing partner of Grant Thornton (Vietnam), will be appointed as executive chairman of the merged firm and Nguyen Chi Trung, the current managing partner of ACPA, will be appointed as managing partner.
Talking about the reasons for the merger, Nguyen Chi Trung said: “It is a great pleasure and opportunity for ACPA to join Grant Thornton in Vietnam. ACPA with 10 partners, 120 professionals and more than 350 clients are excited to take this chance to further thrive in the market on the success path as paved by Grant Thornton over the past 20 years in Vietnam.”
“With member firms in over 120 countries around the world, Grant Thornton is one of the leaders in the professional accounting industry. We are delighted to give our clients full access to the knowledge and expertise of over 38,500 people within the Grant Thornton global organisation and we are confident that following the merger, we will be able to provide professional services to a broader clientele.”
Kenneth Atkinson said: “Grant Thornton has ambitious expansion plans and a key part of this is to build the business through mergers and acquisitions. The merger with ACPA is a demonstration of our commitment to expanding our professional resources.”
“The merger is no doubt one of the biggest of its kind in the professional services sector in Vietnam and will help to strengthen our position as the undisputed leader in our chosen market – providing assurance, tax and advisory services to dynamic organisations, and helping them to excel in Vietnam, across Asia Pacific and global markets.”
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Further enquiries, please contact:
Kenneth Atkinson
T +84 3910 9100
E Ken.Atkinson@vn.gt.com
Nguyen Chi Trung
T +84 4 3755 6080
E Nguyen.Chi.Trung@nexiaacpa.com
Notes to editors:
About Grant Thornton (Vietnam)
Grant Thornton (Vietnam) is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) and a wholly foreign-owned company, was established in 1993; and we have offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of two international firms permitted to determine the valuation of State owned enterprises in Vietnam. Our mission is “To be the leading service provider in the Greater Mekong region, providing distinctive client service and bold leadership through empowered people”.
About Grant Thornton International Ltd
Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. Over 38,500 Grant Thornton people, across more than 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.