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Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter and DFK Crosbie merge

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PITCHER PARTNERS NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER 21 OCT 2021: It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that highly respected accounting, audit and advisory firm DFK Crosbie will merge with the Newcastle and Hunter Valley practice of Pitcher Partners.

The merger will see DFK Crosbie take on the Pitcher Partners brand from 15 November 2021 and will be jointly led by Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter’s current Managing Partner, Michael Minter and DFK Crosbie’s Managing Partner, Shaun Mahony.

Discussing the merger, Michael Minter said that the amalgamation will see the continued emphasis on providing personalised services that will build on the current foundation for long-term, rewarding, and mutually beneficial relationships.

“It is about providing our clients with absolutely the best advice and outcomes; it is about combining our shared knowledge, experiences, talent, and passion for our clients, so that their business continues to grow and seize newfound opportunities,” said Mr Minter.

“Being a client of Pitcher Partners means having access to expertise and knowhow from our network of firms across Australia and around the world. Merging provides significant scale and it will further strengthen the firms’ presence in the region.”

Both Pitcher Partners and DFK Crosbie have a long history in providing clients with a great depth of skill and expertise, focussing on helping clients achieve their goals through many practice areas, including business advisory, tax, audit, SMSF, wealth management, and finance.  

DFK Crosbie joins Pitcher Partners with specialist knowledge of the hospitality industry, and the merged firm will continue to offer expertise across a diverse range of industry sectors including, family and privately owned businesses, manufacturing, transport, medical, property and construction, as well as NFP and aged care.

Shaun Mahony commented that the team will focus not only on helping businesses manage their finances effectively for long-term stability and growth, but it will truly partner with the community. The newly merged firm will take on a leading role in each of its client’s journeys, guiding them every step of the way, no matter how simple or difficult their path may be.

“There is nothing more rewarding to us as advisors than seeing our clients be successful. As we emerge from lockdown, the future is bright, and we are truly excited about the opportunities 2022 will bring. We want to support businesses and our clients to seize those new opportunities,” said Mr Mahony.

Throughout the merger process, both Pitcher Partners and DFK Crosbie were united in their vision and mission, to putting clients and the community first.

“The firms’ real strength is our fantastic people and we can assure our clients that on 15 November, that our focus will remain on exceptional service, and continuing to build personal relationships,” said Mr Mahony.  

Our strong community presence means that we will be able to provide the region and greater NSW with outstanding expertise, long into the future.

With a strong alignment in values, culture and approach to servicing clients, the combined firm will provide a greater opportunity to serve our business community and provide amazing career opportunities for our people.

The merged firm will have upwards of 140 team members, including 12 partners, and have offices located in Newcastle and Maitland. The five Directors of both firms well established wealth management practices will join forces as well.

The union will add to the strength of the Pitcher Partners national network, and globally through the Baker Tilly International network.

Newcastle office: 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West

Maitland office: 20-22 Church Street, Maitland

Michael Minter and Shaun Mahony are Managing Partners at the Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter firm.

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