London accountancy firm Azets snaps up Irish financial services group

The deal will double the company’s headcount as all staff will transfer over

Donal O’Leary, managing partner at PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes; Susan Wylie, audit & business services partner at PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes; Neil Hughes, chief executive of Azets Ireland and Alma O’Brien, head of tax at Azets Ireland. Photo: Naoise Culhane Photography

PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes, the Dublin and Waterford-based financial services group, has been acquired by accountancy firm Azets Ireland for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will double the size of Azets Ireland, which first entered the Irish market in 2023 following the acquisition of Baker Tilly.

The firm, which is part of the Azets group, a London-based firm owned by private equity backers, has grown rapidly in the Irish market in the last 12 ...