Gabelle enters into transaction with Abbey Tax

Gabelle has entered into an agreement to merge its business with Abbey Tax, the UK’s leading tax fees insurer and independent tax consultancy to accountants.

Gabelle will form part of the Abbey Tax group, but will continue to operate from London and will retain its name and leadership team.  The combination of the two complementary businesses will bring the number of talented and highly experienced tax and VAT specialists to more than sixty and combined will enhance its status as one of the largest independent and most recognised specialist tax consultancy firms in the UK.

Paula Tallon, Managing Partner at Gabelle, said: “Abbey Tax is a great brand and has a fantastic reputation among accountants and professional groups. Its independence and principle of putting people and relationships at the heart of its activities, mean that it is a perfect fit with Gabelle’s own values and approach.

“The complementary nature of the two businesses makes Abbey Tax an ideal partner for Gabelle on its next stage of development. We look forward to working with the Abbey Tax team as we continue to build on our track record of forming long term relationships and using our collective expertise to provide tax advisory services to our clients.”

Christian Stobbs, Abbey Tax’s Managing Director, said: “Since its launch, Gabelle has developed a first-class reputation for tax expertise, providing highly complementary services to Abbey Tax’s work with accountants. Gabelle’s team of qualified professionals are thought-leaders in their field and in a short period the business has established an impressive portfolio of clients.”


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About Gabelle

Gabelle is an award-winning independent team of tax experts who provide comprehensive advice and planning for entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals. Working through accountants and other professional firms, Gabelle advises on a wide range of UK taxes including: Tax for Entrepreneurs and Corporates, International Tax, Private Clients, Tax Investigations, VAT and Property Tax.

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About Abbey Tax

Founded in 1996 and based in Rugby, Abbey Tax is the UK’s leading provider of fee protection and tax and funding consultancy services to accountancy firms. The business trades under two brands, Abbey Tax Insurance Services and Abbey+, and works with over 2,000 accountancy practices and their clients across the UK.

Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with combined assets of $25.0 billion, is the ultimate owner of Abbey Tax.

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