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01 July 2022
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TMF Group expands in UAE by acquiring Etive Consulting

TMF Group, a leading provider of compliance and administrative services, serving more than 8,000 clients in 85 jurisdictions, has today announced the acquisition of Etive Consulting, a UAE-based company providing compliance advisory, governance support, and AML services, among others. The company serves start-ups and large international companies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, across a range of sectors.

The acquisition marks an important milestone for the development of TMF Group’s presence in the UAE and the wider Middle East region. 

Moreover, this operation will enable TMF UAE to further grow the business, in addition to increasing its foothold and credibility in the fast-growing Dubai and Abu Dhabi markets and expanding its compliance and governance capabilities. 

As a result of the deal, eleven new specialists will join TMF UAE in the coming months.

Katrina Bradley, who founded the company in 2012, will remain with the business to ensure a smooth transition of ownership to TMF Group. She said: “I am very happy to be able to conclude this transaction with TMF Group, who I see as the ideal partners to continue the growth and development of Etive. I believe that the combination of TMF Group’s global reach and diverse client base, together with Etive’s regional expertise, will create the ideal environment for the firm to flourish in the Middle East over the coming years.”

The UAE is a market with many business opportunities. Etive Consulting and TMF Group are a natural fit and Etive Consulting will further promote our reach and capacity to assist our clients at the best of our capabilities. The addition of highly skilled colleagues in the areas of compliance and governance will complement the expertise of our current offering. I am delighted with this acquisition and welcome the Etive Consulting team to TMF Group.

Jonathan Wheeler Market Head | EMEA

This acquisition demonstrates TMF Group’s commitment to invest in the Middle East and to continue to deepen the knowledge and professional support we can provide to all clients, especially those regulated in the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, and Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM. The importance of DIFC and ADGM to the UAE economy continues to grow, and we will be able to provide full, end-to-end solutions for new and existing companies in each location.

Stewart Adams Managing Director, Head of Specialty Services | EMEA
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TMF Group:
Giampaolo Arghittu, Senior Global External Communications Manager 
T: +39 334 947 95 84


About Etive Consulting
Etive Consulting has been helping clients protect their business with effective compliance solutions for over 10 years. With offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Etive provides compliance, risk and governance services to a range of international and regional clients.