• Jun 17, 11
  • Statucor

BDO announced today that Wilson Rich & Associates, the largest independent company secretarial practice in Cape Town, is to join the firm with effect from 1 February 2012. Wilson Rich & Associates offers all services in respect of corporate governance including the formation of companies, share transfers, director changes, minute taking, and application of King III, gap analysis in terms of the Companies Act 2008 and daily company secretarial compliance on an outsourced basis.

Antonie van der Hoek, the Managing Partner of BDO in Cape Town, says "The addition of a company with the reputation and service offering of Wilson Rich & Associates is a big boost for BDO in the Cape. Being able to provide a dedicated company secretarial offering to our clients means we are ideally-positioned to ensure that we have the critical mass and are a leader in our chosen market segments in the accounting profession in South Africa. With a multitude of changes to corporate law in South Africa, it is critical that we stay ahead of the change in the marketplace and the ever-increasing demands such change brings – this transaction is another step on this journey".

Alun Rich, Managing Member of Wilson Rich & Associates, comments "This exciting development marks a new era for us. Since 1999 we have been dedicated to proudly serving the Cape business community. By joining BDO we can now look forward to expanding our range of services as well as capitalising on the opportunities that being part of the world's 5th largest accounting network brings".

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Antonie van der Hoek

Alun Rich

Managing Partner: Cape Town

Managing Member

BDO South Africa Incorporated

Wilson Rich & Associates

Tel: (021) 460 6300

Tel: (021) 423 7781

E-mail: avanderhoek@bdo.co.za

E-mail: alunrich@shelfco.co.za



Russell Fox


Director: Marketing & Business Development


BDO Southern African Co-ordination (Pty) Ltd


Tel: (011) 488 1978


E-mail: rfox@bdo.co.za