Vistra Group strengthens international expansion services with Nortons Group acquisition

Corporate service provider Vistra Group has acquired UK-based business expansion services provider Nortons Group, the company said.

Founded in 1993, Nortons specialises in working with fast-growing companies providing a full range of accounting, tax, HR and payroll services. A significant part of their work supports US headquartered technology and life sciences businesses as they set up overseas.

Whether in the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific or LatAm, Nortons´ coordinated international service offering and expert guidance gives their clients the confidence to expand their business operations globally, allowing them to focus on their core business.

They also have a strong UK audit practice supporting subsidiaries of MNCs, UK entrepreneurial businesses and also a specialist pension fund audit team.

Nortons has a staff of 80 in-house professionals based in their main offices in the UK and California, USA. Additionally, they are supported by NIS Global, an extensive affiliate network of independent accounting and advisory firms in other countries where Nortons do not have a physical presence.

The Nortons team, led by Andrew Norton and Pete Doyle, is joining the Vistra Group to boost their existing range of services and benefit from Vistra´s global reach.

The acquisition of Nortons is expected to complete by the end of February and will take the combined headcount of the Vistra Group, inclusive of the soon-to-be-merged Orangefield Group, to over 2,200 staff in 39 countries.

Ranked in the top three corporate service providers globally, Vistra Group is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions. The Group employs over 2,200 employees in 58 offices across 39 jurisdictions.

Nortons is a firm of chartered accountants and international business advisors providing a full range of services for international companies. Founded in 1993 by Andrew Norton and Pete Doyle, Nortons has 80 employees across its offices in Reading, UK, and Redwood City, California.