Belgian firm Moore Stephens Verschelden-Walkiers & Co has merged with Van Havermaet Groenweghe to form the sixth largest firm in the country.
Van Havermaet Groenweghe will add 170 staff to Moore Stephens Belgium, which grows to 400 staff.
The new firm plans to specialise in corporate finance and family office, while expecting most growth from the HR services group.
“Thanks to this merger, we will now have key-centres in Antwerp, Hasselt, Brussels, Ghent and Shanghai, in addition to having about 10 small boutique firms spread across Belgium. In a next phase we will also look to expand further in Brussels and Wallonia,” the new group chairman Jan Maurissen said.
Maurissen will lead the integration of the firms with new managing partner Frans Verschelden.
The merger comes weeks after Moore Stephens Verschelden merged with Walkiers & Co.