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Thursday, May 19, 2011, Calgary, AB – Retford Lane Bates LLP, will merge with Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP), one of Canada’s largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms, effective June 1, 2011.
Located in the Greater Toronto Area, Retford Lane Bates is a chartered accounting and business advisory firm that focuses on credit unions throughout Ontario, while also serving private companies and not-for-profit organizations. The firm is composed of eight team members, including two partners: James Lane, CA and Joseph Bates, CA.
“This merger is an excellent example of MNP’s vision to strategically grow the firm while adding more resources and expertise to better serve the needs of the marketplace,” said Daryl Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer of MNP. “Like MNP, Retford Lane Bates also has a significant credit union client base and we’re looking forward to working together to better serve this important group.”
MNP has a dedicated credit union team that delivers services specifically designed to help credit unions achieve their business goals through strategic advice in assurance, taxation, enterprise risk, corporate governance, consulting, investigative & forensic accounting, and more.
“MNP has extensive experience providing services to more than 100 credit unions across Canada,” said Bates. “As with our firm, MNP recognizes this is a time of opportunity for credit unions in Canada. As major players in Canada’s changing financial institution landscape, credit unions stand to make major gains in the years ahead. By joining MNP, we will provide a greater depth of expertise, resources and services to serve our credit union clients even better.”
Lane added that regardless of the industry or business our clients are in, MNP has the specialists and experts to help them stay competitive and profitable. “They are a strong player in the industry and one of Canada’s largest firms, which has been in business for more than 65 years and has almost 3,000 team members in more than 50 locations. We are truly excited about growing together.”
The Retford Lane Bates’ team will be moving into MNP’s Markham office at 3100 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 700, Markham, Ontario. MNP has nine Ontario locations.
MNP is one of the largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada, providing client-focused assurance, taxation and business advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals, public and private companies for more than 65 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides organizations with personalized strategies and a local perspective to help clients succeed. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca.
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