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.
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.
Batanayi Katongera leads our Africa Business Group and is a also a key Partner in our Global Tax Team. He works closely with our Africa Business Group Partners, including Yogan Patel and Neil Stern.
For more information about our Africa Business Group, please contact:
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.Get in touch with Neil Stern
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 also involved in fund raising, due diligence and the Reporting Accountant role.
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.
His interests include hockey, golf, yoga, travelling and spending time with his family.Get in touch with Yogan Patel
Batanayi is a Partner based in the London office.
Batanayi leads the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications.
Batanayi helps clients prepare and defend transfer pricing policies and he has a particular focus on resolving transfer pricing disputes involving complex transfer pricing enquiries. This extends to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs.Get in touch with Batanayi Katongera
With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group
The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions