The firm now has 750 clients and around £60m under management as a result of the move, which also brings mortgage advice to BBPI for the first time.
Existing clients with Cowling Rawnsley will also receive the benefit of an extra adviser, Elaine Sloman, and more administrative staff when the firm relocates to Leeds in the coming months.
Mr Cowling originally founded his advisory business in Tadcaster in 2004 before Mr Rawnsley joined and became a co-partner in 2007.
John Brear, partner at Leeds-based Brown Butler, said: “Not only was the profile of its client base similar to ours, and the firm provides the range of expertise we were seeking, but the company’s approach of providing top-quality client service – thoroughly professional yet highly personal – chimed perfectly with our own.”
13 May - Bellpenny buys Price Bailey Financial Planning, the advisory arm of national accountancy firm Price Bailey.
9 May - Bellpenny acquires Foot Davson Financial Services, part of the Foot Davson accountancy practice in Tunbridge Wells.
9 April - Cornerstone Asset Holdings Limited – the holding company of Derbyshire-based advice firm Sterling McCall Wealth Management – acquires Grimsby-based IFA Sutcliffe Solloway Financial Planning.
3 April - Succession Advisory Services buys Reading-based Finch Financial Services and Suffolk-based Langham Pensions and Investments.
28 Feb - National firm Moneygate Group buys Somerset-based discretionary fund manager Watermark Financial Solutions.