Baker Tilly Spiess SA merges with Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein

Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein takes over Baker Tilly Spiess SA, established in Geneva since 25 years as at 1 January 2019, and thereby expands its activity in French speaking Switzerland and increases the number of its employees to ca 200.

Baker Tilly Spiess SA, active for 25 years in the fields of audit, tax, accounting and management consulting, with a strong presence in French speaking Switzerland in Geneva and Lausanne, ideally complements the range of services offered by Grant Thornton Switzerland / Lichtenstein. With three offices in Switzerland and one in Liechtenstein, Grant Thornton Switzerland / Liechtenstein is also a perfect partner for Baker Tilly Spiess SA. This merger will allow Baker Tilly Spiess SA to increase its activities, strengthen its position throughout Switzerland and serve even better its local French speaking customers in German speaking Switzerland and abroad.

Dominik Spiess, CEO of Baker Tilly Spiess SA, looks forward to the merger of both companies: “I am looking forward to having access to a large Swiss and international network thanks to this partnership with Grant Thornton Switzerland/Lichtenstein. This is a “Win-Win” situation for all of us that enables considerable synergies. It is also a great chance for our customers and our employees. Thanks to the location of its offices, Grant Thornton Switzerland/Lichtenstein, already covers a large network, and the membership in Grant Thornton International’s network allows extension of its coverage beyond the borders. The access to highly qualified experts in all regions of the world is a considerable competitive advantage in a constantly changing market which is subject to many challenges posed by cross-border issues. Grant Thornton satisfies to all the conditions for this alliance which we assess ideal.” Dominik Spiess remains Managing Partner in Geneva and joins the executive committee of Grant Thornton Switzerland / Lichtenstein. Patrick Hilty, CEO of Grant Thornton Switzerland / Liechtenstein, is also pleased that the two companies are now following a common path: “This profitable merger of our companies also makes us very happy, and we are confident that, by joining our forces we can continue to develop our position in the market. The expansion of our range of services brought in by Baker Tilly Spiess SA will enable us, among other things, to offer our customers in French speaking Switzerland, perfectly focused services.”