M&G's James Routledge, left, and FG managing partner Andrew Bridge. Credit: via Advent

Matthews & Goodman and Fisher German join forces

Matthews & Goodman has merged with Fisher German to create a firm with 29 offices and a turnover approaching £60m.

The combined entity will trade as Fisher German, the Leicestershire-headquartered firm being the larger partner, with 650 employees working across 25 UK offices, including Chester.

M&G employs around 80 people in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester, with a turnover of almost £9m. Service lines include acquisition and disposal work, building consultancy, business rates, investment, lease consultancy, property management and valuation.

Fisher German covers commercial, rural, development, residential, sustainable energy, and infrastructure.

The firm works on a wide range of portfolios for major corporates, pension funds, private landowners, utility companies, national charities, local authorities and government agencies. FG bought Vine Property Management in April 2021.

All offices will remain open.

Andrew Bridge, managing partner, said: “What we share with Matthews & Goodman is a long history dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, a collaborative approach to working with our colleagues and clients, and a proven track record of winning and retaining some of the UK’s biggest property portfolios.

“Matthews & Goodman not only shares our vision and values, but also brings with it a highly motivated team of commercial property experts to match our own.

“Together, we can offer unrivalled property advice across urban and rural settings and maximise the return on investment to our clients through the benefit of our multi-disciplinary services.”

Bridge stepped up from the role of chief operating officer in 2018.

James Routledge, head of investment at M&G, said: “This merger is much more than a marriage of cultures, capabilities, client management philosophies and ambitions.

“Together, we will have a far greater client offer – access to more experts, more professional services, in more markets. In addition, the prospects for existing talent in both firms and those who have yet to join us, are enormous.”

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