GS Verde Group expands with South West acquisition

GS Verde Group expands with South West acquisition

The GS Verde Group, a multi-discipline deal making group focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisition work, has taken another step on its buy and build growth strategy, with the strategic acquisition of South West based Astrum Accountants.

The addition of Astrum to the fast-growing group, will see outsourced finance director and accounting services added to the integrated professional services provided to businesses on a scale-up or growth trajectory.

Technologically advanced advisory business Astrum, will continue to provide finance director and accounts department services to businesses and, as part of the integrated GS Verde Group, its clients will now have access to the group's other services including legal, corporate finance advice and marketing and communication strategy advice.

Astrum's established team of experienced accountants and practice staff will continue to operate autonomously from its offices near Bristol. Speaking on joining the group, Martin Vincent, founder of Astrum, said: "Joining the GS Verde Group is an exciting and natural progression for Astrum and its team because we love being 'not like other accountants'. Making available an array of specialist professional and strategic services for developing and growing businesses will differentiate and strengthen the Astrum proposition even more".

The addition of Astrum to the group is part of an ongoing growth strategy for the corporate finance led GS Verde Group, to not only increase its service offering to scale-up business owners, but also to grow the geographical foot-print of the group. The combined group is now over 50 staff, across 4 offices and 2 satellite locations, with the acquisition itself providing 12 new skilled employees to the Group and c.£1m of new revenue within the first 12 months of acquisition.

Group CEO, Nigel Greenaway, said of the news: "We are delighted to welcome Astrum to our group. As a disruptive, and innovative business ourselves, we have continually looked to add specialist teams to our group that will assist scale-up businesses with integrated professional support focused on fully supporting corporate finance and M&A projects. Our ability to advise our fast growth clients on the financial, communication and legal aspects of a corporate project, in an integrated offering, has become a real game-changer for the clients and represents a focused value added service across all of our disciplines".

In addition to Astrum, The GS Verde Group also consists of Law firm GS Verde Law, M&A specialists GS Verde Corporate Finance, PR & communications agency GS Verde Communications, the digitised GS Verde investment platform.


"GS Verde Accountants have been invaluable during an important and rapid growth phase of our business."

Nick & Jon Bird, Partners, SquareBird

"There are lots of accountancy firms that we could have chosen from to work with however there was a distinct difference in the approach and service level that was offered by GS Verde Accountants."

Kevin Dunn, Director, UKMD Ltd

"They are our finance team; and they are on top of our accounts and our financial strategy. We rely on their expertise to help us drive our business forward and they meet every aspect of our needs"

Mike Stephens, Director, English County Contracts Ltd

"We know that we cannot get a better or more reliable service – we don’t even have to think about it. GS Verde Accountants go beyond the call of duty"

Jonathan Gould, Managing Director, GWorks Ltd

"Worth absolutely every single penny – this is the single best decision we have made in the last year. For every single person we have spoken to at GS Verde Accountants – nothing is too much."

Hannah Kennard, Director, AK Plant Services Limited

"I feel valued as a client. I get rapid responses to any emails or calls; and I must say the GS Verde Accountants team are brilliant. I already feel freer to concentrate on setting the strategic direction for the business"

Mark Burland, Director, First Class Comms Ltd t/a FCC