International consulting network highly-ranked inthe Lünendonk® List
HLB Deutschland, member of the global audit, tax and advisory network based in Düsseldorf, has once again claimed third place in the Lünendonk® List for 2018. With total revenue of EUR 204 million (previous year: EUR 194 million) the network grew considerably. This is also reflected by the employee figures: In 2018, there were 1,872 employees at the 21 member organisations, 229 of whom are partners. This amounts to 100 employees more than in the previous year.
“We owe this positive development in revenue and our renewed ranking among the top three consulting networks to the outstanding work of our member firms,” says Chairman Magnus von Buchwaldt, who was full of praise for the commitment of all the firms, which formed the basis for HLB’s impressive ranking. In the future, the intention is to work together to increase recognition value of the HLB brand and to promote the network as a competent partner for mid-tier enterprises: “The exchange of experience and professional communication within the network are decisive for our future growth. Therefore, we want to improve these points further,” explains von Buchwaldt, who took up his position in January 2019, after the scheduled election. “If we make the specialised knowledge of all of the individual firms available to the entire network, we have no reason to fear the ‘big four’.”
This is also necessary if we are to operate among the top consultants in the future, because digitisation and globalisation pose a major challenge for export-oriented, mid-tier enterprises, and thus also for the consulting firms they use. According to Magnus von Buchwaldt, professional exchange across national borders, via HLB International, therefore represents an important competitive advantage for HLB Deutschland.
The Lünendonk Study®
The Lünendonk® List is published as part of an annual study of the leading tax firms and auditors in Germany. The ranking is primarily based on revenue. The list is made up of independently organised companies, networks and alliances as well as specialist firms.
HLB Deutschland GmbH
HLB Deutschland ist ein 1972 gegründetes Netzwerk von 22 selbstständigen und unabhängigen Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften an 35 Standorten. Aktuell sind 233 Partner und 1.889 Berufsträger und Mitarbeiter unter dem Dach der HLB Deutschland für die meist mittelständischen Mandanten in Wirtschafts- und Steuerfragen tätig. HLB Deutschland gehört mit einem Gesamtumsatz der einzelnen Mitglieder von 216 Millionen Euro im Jahr 2019 zu den Top 3 der in Deutschland tätigen Netzwerke. HLB Deutschland ist unabhängiges Mitglied von HLB International. Weitere Informationen unter www.hlb-deutschland.de.