Baker Tilly Malaysia, which ranks among the largest accounting and advisory firms in Malaysia, has announced that the Audit & Tax entities of Sabah’s G&A Group, which will now be known as Baker Tilly Sabah, has joined the Baker Tilly Malaysia Network.
The signing ceremony for the purpose was held Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, witnessed by Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Industrial Development, in the presence of Baker Tilly Malaysia partners and clients of Baker Tilly Sabah.
Established in 1999, Baker Tilly Sabah is a highly respected firm in Kota Kinabalu led by Dato’ George Lim, who has more than 30 years of experience in audit, and extensive experience in tax and business consultancy.
Under Lim’s leadership, the group has made headways in the entrepreneurial and education sphere.
Baker Tilly Malaysia, who were also the reporting accountants with the highest number of listings on Bursa Malaysia during the first two years of the pandemic, has been looking forward to welcoming Baker Tilly Sabah into its network, and to assist companies in Sabah in their initial public offerings (IPO).
Baker Tilly Malaysia was also the reporting accountants for the listing of Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Bhd, which is the last company from Sabah listed on Bursa Malaysia to date.
In addition, Baker Tilly Malaysia is looking forward to lending their capabilities as one of the top professional firms in corporate recovery in Malaysia. This is especially vital during a time when many companies are looking for the lifeline to survive through this challenging period.
Dr. Joachim said, “More Sabah based companies need to move towards IPO and look further than just the local Sabahan market. With the G&A Group joining the Baker Tilly Malaysia network and working together to provide advisory services, I am sure that we can see more companies in Sabah experience exponential growth through IPOs on the LEAP and ACE Markets, and possibly even the Main Market on Bursa Malaysia.”
Lim who is the managing partner for Baker Tilly Sabah said, “We are excited to be part of the Baker Tilly Malaysia Network. This allows us to now tap into the knowledge and experience of close to 800 of our new colleagues in Malaysia, as well as the wider Baker Tilly network, spanning over 148 territories around the world, opening up opportunities for us to expand our service offerings to the business community in Sabah.”
Andrew Heng, group managing partner, Baker Tilly Malaysia said, “I am so pleased to have Dato’ George’s team joining the Baker Tilly Malaysia Network. With the experience and calibre of such a strong team, and with Dato’ George at the helm, I am confident that we will be able to strengthen our service offerings in Sabah. I am excited to see Baker Tilly Sabah take flight as new opportunities present themselves through the network”