Press release by PKF International – PKF International Limited has strengthened its global coverage with the admission of Direct Markets Africa Limited (DMA) as a member firm in the Republic of Seychelles.

DMA provides a gateway to the African content for its clients to optimise their business activities and investments in the region. Headed out of Mahe, Seychelles, DMA is led by an experienced management team and provides a range of services including corporate finance, sponsor advisory, private wealth management and securities broking services to institutions and private clients.

This addition expands the PKF network’s presence to cover an important emerging market in the Indian Ocean area off the African coast, and paves the way for the establishment of a full service auditing and accounting presence in the country.

PKF International CEO, John Sim, said: "We are really pleased to welcome DMA to the PKF family as we continue to expand and strengthen the PKF brand. DMA offers innovative solutions and fits well with our value proposition of Quality with Integrity, and also adds significant corporate finance expertise to our Africa region."

Says Nico Ackermann: "PKF is a respected and widely recognised brand in global advisory and accountancy and this key strategic move reflects the growing importance of supporting our clients as they expand internationally. We relate very strongly to the network’s values of quality, independence and responsiveness, and the strong focus on people and clients. It is a great fit for us. We look forward to participating in PKF’s international growth and working with the broader network to contribute towards building value proposition."

Direct Markets Africa will rebrand as PKF Capital Markets (Seychelles) Limited with effect from 1st November 2016.