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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 – Calgary/Montreal – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms, and Montreal-based Valuation and Litigation Support services firm, Wise, Blackman LLP, announced today that they will be merging effective June 1, 2011.
“MNP’s philosophy has always been to capitalize on growth opportunities by coming together with like-minded firms that can help us enhance our client service offerings,” said Daryl Ritchie, CEO, MNP. “We are excited about expanding our Montreal presence with an internationally respected firm that will allow us to bolster our current valuation and litigation support services practice.” The merger will mark MNP’s third addition in the Montreal marketplace.
Founded in Montreal in 1979, Wise, Blackman has grown to become one of the leading independent Business Valuation and Financial Litigation consulting firms serving clients across Canada and the United States. Its client base comprises closely-held businesses, large multinational public companies, accounting and law firms, as well as federal and provincial government departments. The firm’s professionals have been playing a leadership role in the Canadian and U.S. societies that set the standards for the Business Valuation profession and contribute extensively to the valuation body of knowledge in both countries through numerous lectures, conference presentations, book chapters and articles in this field.
“We are very proud to be joining MNP,” said Richard M. Wise, Managing Partner of Wise, Blackman. “With MNP’s national scope and extensive in-depth technical and industry resources, coupled with Wise, Blackman’s extensive experience in Business Valuation and Litigation Support on both sides of the border, our clients will benefit directly from the firms’ combined strength.”
Louis Grossbaum, MNP’s Regional Managing Partner for Montreal said ever-changing and dynamic market conditions are impacting the way businesses must operate.
“In today’s business environment, we are continuously looking at new ways to help our clients achieve their goals,” added Grossbaum. “This merger is a perfect example of how two firms can come together to provide more resources and services, giving our clients the edge they need to stay competitive and successfully address current business and industry challenges.”
Ritchie said he was impressed with Wise, Blackman’s renowned expertise and international reputation in the field. “In today’s global business environment, having this experience and insight is integral, as we have a number of clients that operate on a global scale,” said Ritchie. “We knew this merger was a great fit.”
MNP is also a member of Praxity, a global alliance of independent firms. Each Praxity participating firm delivers state-of-the-art accounting and advisory services and in-depth local knowledge, achieving exceptional results for their clients on a global scale.
Wise, Blackman will be relocating from the Royal Bank Building, 1 Place Ville Marie, to MNP’s location in the CIBC Tower/La Tour CIBC, 1155 Boulevard René Lévesque Ouest, Montreal.
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 mid-market 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.
Wise, Blackman is an independent Montreal-based professional firm with clients across Canada and the U.S. Its practice includes a wide range of business valuation, litigation support and transaction advisory services. Wise, Blackman’s professionals have presented valuation evidence in numerous cases across Canada and in the U.S. and have also been appointed by the courts as their experts. For more information, visit www.wiseblackman.com.
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