LEADING Worcester property consultancy Fisher German has revealed a merger to create one of the largest providers of multi-disciplinary property services in the UK, with a turnover approaching £60million and 29 offices.
Fisher German and Matthews and Goodman have joined forces, combining their 750 employees into a single firm which will retain the Fisher German name.
The announcement comes after negotiations between the two firms reached their final stages following months of positive discussions.
Matthews and Goodman, established almost 160 years ago, is a multi-disciplinary commercial property consultancy specialising in acquisition and disposal of property assets, building consultancy, business rates, investment, lease consultancy, property management and valuation.
It employs around 80 people in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester with a turnover of almost £9million.
Fisher German’s property management, consultancy and advisory services cover the full property spectrum including commercial, rural, development, residential, sustainable energy, and infrastructure.
The firm advises on and manages a wide range of client portfolios on behalf of blue-chip companies, pension funds, private landowners, utility companies, national charities, local authorities and government agencies.
The firm has around 650 colleagues working across 25 UK-based offices from Glasgow to Exeter, with a head office in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Andrew Bridge, managing partner at Fisher German, said there were clear similarities between the firms which attracted both parties to working together.
“Together, we can offer unrivalled property advice across urban and rural settings and maximise the return on investment to our clients through the benefit of our multi-disciplinary services,” he said.
James Routledge, head of investment at Matthews and Goodman, said: “Together, we will have a far greater client offer – access to more experts, more professional services, in more markets.
“In addition, the prospects for existing talent in both firms and those who have yet to join us, is enormous.