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News briefs, firm movements: BDO, Nexia, KPMG, DFK

Nexia International adds MSI Spanish member to its network
Nexia Spanish member firm Laes Nexia has merged with Audalia, a member of the MSI association, earlier this month. The new firm rebranded into Audalia Laes Nexia and will remain a member of Nexia International.

Audalia Laes Nexia reported an annual turnover of €6m as at 31 August 2015, and Nexia International said it expected to see a 4% increase in 2016. The new firm counts 100 professionals and provides audit, assurance, HR and business consulting, legal, tax, labour advice and business outsourcing services.

BDO adds tax firm in Japan
BDO has added Tokyo XBorder Tax (TXB) to its network, effective 1 October 2015. The firm will rebrand into BDO Tax and will offer international tax, expatriate tax, transfer pricing, bookkeeping, tax inheritance, payroll, and social insurance services. BDO Tax counts three partners and 40 staff.

KPMG UK has partnered with InvestDen, an equity and debt crowdfunding platform. Through the partnership, KPMG UK will offer advice to businesses raising capital through InvestDen.

KPMG head of entreprise for London region Ben McDonald said: ""In our conversations with entrepreneurs, we hear time and again that the funding landscape for small businesses can be complex and difficult to navigate, something which is spurring the growth of alternative finance providers which are able to provide clarity and simplicity in their offerings. We see crowdfunding as one such alternative source of capital for ambitious businesses, which is why we're delighted to enter into this alliance with InvestDen."

DFK International has added Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O) to its association in the UK. HB&O counts 85 staff including 10 directors. HB&O offers the traditional audit, tax and accountancy services and specialises in wealth management, financial planning, personal investment, pensions and protection advice.



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