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July 28, 2017

PKF International welcomes two new member firms in Russia and USA

PKF International has announced the admission of MEF-Audit as a member firm in Russia and Mueller & Co, LLP. (Mueller) in the US.

MEF-Audit – Moscow, Russian Federation MEF-Audit has been operating on the Russian market since 1999. It provides services in auditing, tax consulting, project assessment & investment design, construction audit, due diligence, IT and legal advice, as well as public and regional management consulting. According to 2016 RAEX, MEF-Audit ranks 10th in the rating of the largest audit organisations in Russia. This addition expands PKF's presence in one of the most important economic centres in the world and further strengthens the Russian-speaking PKF cluster.

PKF International CEO John Sim said: "We are really pleased to welcome MEF-Audit to the PKF family as we continue to expand and strengthen the PKF brand. MEF-Audit fits well with our value proposition of Quality with Integrity, and also meets our strategic objective to recruit firms with significant practices that cover the main commercial centres. Being one of the leaders of the Russian audit and consulting market, MEF-Audit will contribute to the development of the whole network, as well as to the promotion of the PKF brand in Russia”.

“PKF is a respected and widely recognised brand in global accountancy and this key strategic move reflects the growing importance of supporting our clients as they expand internationally", says Ekhtibar Mustafaev, CEO of MEF-Audit. "We relate very strongly to the network’s values of quality, independence and responsiveness, and the strong focus on people and clients. We believe that joining the PKF network will have a positive effect on the work of the whole company, since it will now comply with unified high quality standards on auditing and financial reporting. It is a great fit for us.”

MEF-Audit will rebrand as PKF MEF with effect from 1st August 2017

Mueller & Co, LLP. (Mueller) – Chicago, IL USA The signing, which took place on 10th May was held at the PKF EMEI Regional Meeting in Brussels. The signing was attended by Dave Nissen, Managing Partner of the firm, Amy Chamoun, Tax Partner at Mueller, John Sim, CEO of PKF, Sebastian Wolhdorf, Chairman of PKF, and Carolyn Morgan, PKF NA Regional Director.

Mueller works with many multinational clients and sees great value from a relationship with the PKF International network, and are confident that they will grow their international reach through their alliance with PKF.

Mueller managing partner Dave Nissen said:  “We are very pleased to be part of the PKF International network. The relationships we are now forming both nationally and internationally will be instrumental in assisting our clients whose growth objectives go beyond their local borders. We will also be well positioned to provide a variety of services to support international firms who are interested in expanding globally, specifically in the Midwest.”

Mueller & Co, LLP has 15 partners and 118 professionals in two offices – Chicago and Elgin, IL The firm delivers a full range of tax, assurance, accounting and financial advisory services.

PKF International CEO John Sim said: “We are excited to have PKF Mueller as our Chicago firm in North America. With their impressive international client base and a strong local market reputation, they are an important part of our global strategy. PKF Mueller is an important cornerstone firm as we continue to build PKF International’s presence in North America.”

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