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MNP’s expansion in Northwestern Ontario to benefit businesses in the region
For immediate release
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 – Calgary, AB – Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP), one of Canada’s largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms, announced today that Thunder Bay accounting firm, Fitzpatrick & Partners LLP will join MNP. Effective February 1, 2010, Fitzpatrick & Partners LLP will begin operating under the MNP name.
“With the addition of Fitzpatrick & Partners, we have been able to expand our reach in Northwestern Ontario and better serve the needs of businesses in the region.” said Daryl Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer of MNP. The firm also has offices in Kenora and Red Lake.
Ritchie added that this merger is an excellent example of MNP’s vision to strategically grow the firm as they continue to expand across Ontario.
Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Partner, Fitzpatrick & Partners LLP said his firm is excited about joining MNP.
“Through this merger with MNP, we will be able to align ourselves with a strong player in the industry. This will allow us to provide our clients with additional resources and experience from one of Canada’s largest firms, which has been in business for more than 60 years and has over 2,500 team members,” said Fitzpatrick. “Changing and dynamic market conditions are impacting the way businesses must operate. This merger is a perfect example of how two firms can come together to provide more resources and enhanced services to give our clients the edge they need to stay competitive and overcome current business challenges.”
Ritchie explains that both firms share a similar approach to doing business, which will allow for a seamless transition through the merger for clients and team members.
Fitzpatrick & Partners LLP was established in 1982 when Paul Fitzpatrick and Rick Trochimchuk purchased the Thunder Bay office from a national accounting firm. Since then the office has grown from employing 6 people to more than 35 team members, including six partners. Fitzpatrick & Partners will remain in its current location.
MNP is one of the largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada, providing client-focused assurance, taxation and business advice. MNP has proudly served mid-market public and private companies for more than 60 years. Through the development of strong partnerships, MNP provides organizations with customized strategies and a local perspective to help clients succeed.
For more information, please contact:
Daryl Ritchie, FCA
Chief Executive Officer
Meyers Norris Penny LLP
Paul Fitzpatrick, CA
Fitzpatrick & Partners LLP
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