Pitcher Partners more than doubles in Newcastle with DFK Crosbie

21 October 2021 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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Pitcher Partners has welcomed DFK Crosbie to its network, more than doubling its presence in Newcastle. 

The bolt-on will see a team of around 90 professionals, including 9 partners, merger into Pitcher Partners, lifting its team in the Newcastle region to upwards of 140 team members (led by 12 partners) working from offices located in Newcastle and Maitland. 

“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 Michael Minter, the Managing Partner of Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter. 

Michael Minter and Shaun Mahony

DFK Crosbie was founded in 1964 as McLean Curran & Co. Over the past near six decades the firm has grown into one of the larger specialist accounting and advisory players in the Newcastle region, supporting clients across a wide range of practice areas including business advisory, tax, audit, wealth management and finance. 

Between 1992 – 2013 the accounting and advisory firm operated under the Crosbie Warren Sinclair banner, before adopting its current brand in 2003 when it affiliated with the DFK network. Now, per the 15th of November 2021, the Crosbie brand will be retired and the firm will take on the Pitcher Partners brand. 

The combined operation will be jointly led by Michael Minter and Shaun Mahony, the Managing Partner of DFK Crosbie, a former PwC’er and KPMG’er who has been a partner with the firm for six years. 

“As we emerge from lockdown, the future is bright, and we are truly excited about the opportunities the merger will bring. Together with Pitcher Partners, our focus will remain on exceptional service, and continuing to build personal relationships,” said Mahony.

With over 1,500 employees, Pitcher Partners ranks among the 10 largest accounting-heritage professional services firms in Australia.