07 Jul, 2023

Friel Stafford joins the Ifac Group, Bringing its Corporate Recovery Expertise to ifac's 30-Office Network

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Friel Stafford, prominent specialists in corporate recovery, forensic accounting, and corporate finance. 

This strategic move will further enhance ifac's comprehensive range of services and extend its reach across the country. Ifac CEO John Donoghue warmly welcomes the Friel Stafford team to ifac, acknowledging the remarkable success of the Firm under the leadership of Jim Stafford and Tom Murray. Donoghue comments, "We are delighted to have Friel Stafford join the Ifac Group. Their expertise in corporate recovery will greatly complement our existing capabilities, enabling us to offer an even more compelling proposition in the Irish market. Ifac is all about impact and bringing excellence to our clients as they meet the many challenges of being entrepreneurs. Jim, Tom, and their team join us at a time of growth, transformation and change across our Firm. Together we will achieve great things, and our clients will reap the benefits of our collective expertise, integrity, and energy."

Jim Stafford and Tom Murray of Friel Stafford express their excitement about joining the Ifac Group, "We believe that the integration of our teams will create a very powerful offering. The impressive growth and development of ifac, a top ten firm, caught our attention; we wanted a home for our business that would be aligned with our mission and values, ifac is the ideal fit for us, and we look forward to working with John Donoghue and his team in the years ahead.”

With our 30-office footprint and a dedicated team of 500 professionals, we havebeen committed to serving clients in the SME sector for the past 48 years. This acquisition further solidifies our position as the leading provider of expert-led services to Irelands fast growing SME community.