TORONTO, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Ernst & Young announced that
Hergott Duval Stack LLP — the largest independent accounting, tax and
business advisory firm in the fast-growing province of Saskatchewan
—has joined Ernst & Young The move grows Ernst & Young's expanding
practice in Western Canada, and emboldens our Entrepreneurial Services
"By marrying Ernst & Young and Hergott's brands and best practices,
we're creating a powerhouse of professional services centred in one of
Canada's fastest growing markets, where the economic outlook is
strong," says Trent Henry, Ernst & Young Chairman and CEO in Canada.
"We are delighted to be embarking on this journey together with our new
colleagues, and looking forward to continuing to provide comprehensive
support to existing and future clients in Saskatchewan, and beyond."
The transaction is the third of this kind for Ernst & Young since last
summer, and Henry says it complements the firm's ever-growing
Entrepreneurial Services practice from coast to coast. "Hergott has
established a première brand among entrepreneurs in Western Canada, and
honed leading practices tailored specifically to private business
owners. Our firms' combined belief in, and commitment to, entrepreneurs
provides a solid foundation on which we can build an even bigger and
bolder platform for the future success of our clients."
Those common core philosophies are something that Hergott's partners and
staff look forward to capitalizing on, too.
"We're very excited about the opportunities this will mean for our
people and our clients," says Evan Shoforost, Managing Partner of Hergott Duvall
Stack LLP and Ernst & Young's new Managing Partner for Saskatchewan.
"All of our existing clients will continue to receive the exceptional,
personalized client service they've come to expect, but now with the
added value of Ernst & Young's broader network of skills and resources
behind it. That's a huge bonus for Saskatchewan businesses that — like
the economy itself — are primed for growth locally, nationally and on
the global stage."
As part of the transaction, approximately 115 Hergott Duval Stack LLP
personnel, including 12 partners and six associate partners, have
joined Ernst & Young. They will continue to service their clients from
their existing Saskatoon location.
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