Baker McKenzie has successfully advised Count Limited on its acquisition of ASX listed Diverger Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement. The acquisition cements Count as a leading diversified financial services provider with a network which now represents over 590 accountants, in excess of 550 financial advisers and a greatly expanded suite of services.

Count is a leading provider of integrated accounting and wealth services. Diverger adds a growing collective of leading accounting and wealth brands to Count's already established stable of services in the Australian market.

Baker McKenzie partner, Rick Troiano, stated: "We were delighted to act for Count Limited on this important transaction. The combination of these highly complementary businesses is expected to create a leading financial services provider with substantial increases in scale across Count’s existing Wealth, Accounting and Services divisions."

The Baker McKenzie team was led by corporate partner, Rick Troiano, together with senior associate, Daniel McGuiness. Other key members of the Baker McKenzie team included Alan Darwin, Maria O'Brien and Suami Campos.

UBS acted as financial advisor to Count in connection with the transaction.
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