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TMF acquires Dubai’s Etive Consulting

To increase its foothold in the UAE and wider region


TMF Group, a Netherlands-based provider of compliance and administrative services, serving more than 8,000 clients in 85 jurisdictions, has acquired Etive Consulting, a Dubai-based company providing compliance advisory, governance support, and anti-money laundering services.

Established in 2012, the consultancy serves startups and large international companies in the UAE, across a range of sectors.

The acquisition will enable TMF Group to increase its foothold in the UAE and the wider Middle East region, as well as to expand its compliance and governance capabilities. As a result of the deal, 11 new specialists will join TMF UAE in the coming months.

With 120 offices worldwide, TMF serves corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private equity and real estate investors, and family offices.

Founded in 1988, the group’s clients include more than 60% of the Fortune Global 500 and FTSE 100, and almost half of the top 300 private equity firms.