Africa Business Group

Africa is a continent full of opportunities and is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Africa Business Group helps clients to take advantage of these exciting opportunities and aid in establishing business operations in Africa or enhancing existing business operations across the continent.

Our specialist team can support you every step of the way as you broaden your international scope into this promising continent. Through this experience we will help you asses and navigate the risks associated with entering this emerging market, undertake due diligence on starting up operations and local management, also be an everyday key advisor for you to help your Africa operations grow.

Our experience in Africa

We have substantial experience encompassing many different sectors from mineral and oil extraction to telecommunication. Our experience and network in the region have helped many companies across:

The team can deliver a full spectrum of business services and advice across the areas of international business tax, transfer pricing, global mobility for employees and business strategy and audit.

Our Africa Business Group can also call on our global network, Baker Tilly International, which has established teams on the ground across 25 African countries. With this network at our disposal, we can quickly act and resolve business crucial issues and have the local intelligence to foresee any issues that could affect your plans.

For more information about our Africa Business Group, please contact:

For further information regarding how we can help your Africa expansion plans, please contact a member of the Africa Business Group or send us an online enquiry.

Meet the team

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Yogan A. Patel


Yogan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is a Partner here at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Yogan is very much a key part of his clients' teams. As well as having an advisory role he acts as a facilitator, enabling clients to clearly see through the obstacles that face them and find the solutions, rather than the more traditional provision of straightforward business advice. To give you time to answer the big questions, your business must be running smoothly, but for it to run smoothly time must be given to important issues. Yogan works with clients through the planning process and helps to turn ideas into actions.

In addition to advising owner-managed businesses on strategic matters and tax planning, he is fully involved in all aspects of a client's business which includes audit, accounts, tax compliance, recruitment etc.

Yogan has a wide range of clients, particularly in the Technology, Manufacturing and Property sectors, as well as in Fashion and Healthcare. His portfolio includes individual personal high net-worth tax clients, limited companies, limited liability partnerships and unincorporated businesses. He acts for both UK and international clients - notable territories include India, South East Asia, Middle East, USA and Cyprus. 

Yogan is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the ICAEW tax faculty and audit and assurance faculty. As one of the senior members of our International team Yogan travels widely meeting the needs of our clients wishing to do business overseas or set-up in the UK. He represents the firm in Middle East and Asia Pacific regions within Baker Tilly International and is responsible for the firm’s India desk.

Yogan also heads up Asia Pacific within MHA MacIntyre Husdon and travels to the Far East regularly and acts for clients from those areas establishing in UK giving them all support from advisory, tax structuring to compliance.

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Neil Stern


Neil joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2006 and through hard work and determination quickly progressed to become a Partner in our North London office in April 2013.

Drawing on his experience working within a large, diverse portfolio, Neil advises his clients on all aspects of compliance, with a strong element of proactive and strategic business advice.

He is responsible for reviewing and running the SAR audits for law firm clients and has gained in depth knowledge of how professional practices operate.

Neil is the Head of the firm’s Business Strategy Group and is a member of Mindshop. His focus is in helping businesses develop and guiding them to reach their full potential.

Neil’s creative side is demonstrated through his hobbies as he is a keen drummer, hand makes guitars and is a fitness enthusiast who is a qualified fitness consultant and sports therapist.

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The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

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My favourite benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is having access to a huge network of knowledge but still having the direct personal feel when dealing with the local office team. Callum Bates -
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