Hall Chadwick continues overseas expansion with office in New York

04 April 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Described as one of Australia’s most enduring accounting firms with a 130-year pedigree, Hall Chadwick continues to dip its toe in overseas markets, this time through an office launch in New York.

Australian accounting and advisory firm Hall Chadwick has launched an office in New York, its third international outpost after establishing branches in Singapore and New Zealand over the past two years.

With its roots dating back to 1886, Hall Chadwick is one of the country’s longest running accounting brands, with a presence in all mainland Australian capitals and a headcount of around 450 generating revenues of close to $90 million.

Hall Chadwick continues overseas expansion with office in New York

The firm’s New York office will be headed by investment banker Perter Bird, who previously worked at Perth-based corporate advisory Empire Capital Partners developing expertise in secondary capital raising, IPOs, business modelling, M&A, financial analysis, and fund management among other areas. Since 2021, Bird has been an associate of New York-based investment fund Obsidian Global Partners, and also co-founded ASX-listed Basin Energy.

“We are pleased to announce our expansion into New York to assist clients in the US,” stated Hall Chadwick partner Richard Albarran. “Pete has amassed a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the US, Canadian, and Australian markets through his involvement in various transactions and the relationships he’s developed. The decision to enter this market was thoroughly considered, and we are excited about the great opportunities that lie ahead.”

The firm said its “significant expansion” to North America was driven by sustained interest and growth, and that representatives from its Australian offices would take regular trips to New York to ensure seamless service and provide accessible and high-quality assistance to its locally-operating clients. In addition to its core tax, audit, and assurance services, the firm also offers lines in business advisory areas such insolvency and forensic accounting.

After expanding into New Zealand with an Auckland office at the start 2022 through a merger with local outfit IRCS, Hall Chadwick’s latest international foray is the firm’s second in a little over six months, following its launch in Singapore in August. That branch was initially led by veteran insolvency practitioners Don Ho and David Ho of DHA + Pac, with R&D tax specialist Sam Ung listed as head of the Asia practice.

Ranked within the top 20 organisations of its kind in Australia by revenue, Hall Chadwick is an independent member of international accounting and advisory association PrimeGlobal, which includes more than 300 firms across 100-plus countries, including turnaround specialist BRI Ferrier and Sydney-based Byrons among its Australian representatives. Together, PrimeGlobal’s members generate around $4.5 billion in combined revenues.