CLA Global Limited (CLA Global) has announced that VGD in Czech Republic will join CLA Global as a network firm. VGD Czech Republic will transition from its current brand to the CLA Global name and brand identity to become CLA Global CZ in 2025.

With its main office in Prague, VGD Czech Republic has five offices across the country and over 250 staff members, including 13 partners.

VGD Czech Republic’s core services include audit, tax, consulting and outsourcing, payroll, valuation, legal, corporate finance, M&A, IT consulting, and private wealth. It serves a range of industry groups including agriculture, consumer products, energy and natural resources, technology, and manufacturing and distribution.

Commenting on this, VGD Czech Republic managing partner, Jan Šuma, said: “Having grown to be one of the leading providers of advisory services in Czech Republic, our strength is offering family-owned businesses of all sizes a one-stop-shop, similar to CLA Global’s approach. We are excited to join CLA Global and help build a strong, high-quality worldwide organisation.”

CLA Global co-CEO, Sancho Simmonds, added: “VGD’s strength in serving family-owned businesses enables us to build on a strong foundation to better serve clients in these markets and continue to provide high quality financial advisory services in Czech Republic.”

CLA Global co-CEO, Joe Kask, concluded: “VGD’s similar ethos as CLA Global as well as their knowledge and experience brings immense value to the network and its member firms, which will help grow the network.”