Grant Thornton Japan completed a significant expansion on 2 July 2018 when it welcomed the Yusei Audit Co. and Yamada & partners Certified Public Tax Accountants' Co. to the network. The transaction adds 200 new audit staff and a 700 person tax company to the network, in addition to on-going discussions to agree a business alliance with one of Japan's leading Consulting firms.
The audit company, Yusei Audit Co, formerly a member of Crowe Horwath International, has merged with Grant Thornton Japan. Yamada & Partners Certified Public Tax Accountants' Co. a leading tax company with offices across Japan and overseas, has joined as a new member firm in Japan. This brings Grant Thornton's total headcount in Japan to over 1,600 people and cements its position in the market, with combined revenues of over USD170 million. The tax service line is the third largest in our global network.
In November 2017, Grant Thornton Japan began discussions with Yamada Consulting Group, one of Japan's leading consulting firms with over 800 staff at offices across Japan and globally. This business alliance will be based on cooperation in areas such as human resources and overseas expansion of Japanese clients via the Grant Thornton International Ltd network. The format of this alliance is still being discussed between the parties.
Grant Thornton Japan's newly expanded audit service line have moved to prestigious new offices in the Akasaka district of Tokyo.