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Punter Southall to buy Opus

Punter Southall Financial Management has acquired Opus Consulting for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, which is subject to necessary regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by December.

Punter Southall Financial Management managing director Paul Johnston says: “The key driver behind this acquisition is our firm belief that the combined talents of our two organisations will enable clients to receive the widest possible range of advisory services and provide employees with greater opportunity for career development.

“We have been very impressed by the progress that has been made by Opus over the last couple of years and are keen to support the growth ambitions of the company and its employees going forward. It will be business as usual.”

Opus MD David Cowlen, says: “This deal is great news for everyone connected with Opus. We are proud of our accomplishments and we now look to the future and are excited by the opportunities which being part of a larger group will bring.”

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