Fuller Landau acquires GDTS accounting firm

MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal accounting and consulting firm Fuller Landau LLP announces the acquisition of the assurance, consulting and tax specialty firm GDTS whose new corporate name is now "FLG Inc."

The acquisition is part of Fuller Landau's expansion strategy initiated three years ago with the goal of becoming even more competitive in the Québec marketplace. Fuller Landau's long-term objective is to be the top consulting service provider to Quebec-based SME's.

"GDTS is a first rate firm that mirrors Fuller Landau's vision," declared Michael Newton, CA, Managing Partner of Fuller Landau LLP and Co-Managing Partner of FLG Inc. "Both organizations offer strong family business consulting practices that are complementary, yet provide enough synergic opportunities to increase the value to our clientele and to the marketplace."

The integration of GDTS into the Fuller Landau family enhances the variety of services provided to clients and enriches the firm with added experience and support, strong in tax and assurance knowledge. As GDTS focuses on SR&ED government taxation programs and real estate taxation, the firm nicely blends talents with existing Fuller Landau cross-border taxation, sales and excise taxation, and corporate reorganization practices.

The acquisition of GDTS, located in Saint-Lambert on the South Shore of Montréal, corresponds to the first step of Fuller Landau's business plan to serve the off-island market and provide value-added services to SME's in all regions of Québec.

"Thanks to the acquisition and with the support of all our employees, we will have access to an international network through Fuller Landau which will help increase our service offering," said Marc Girard, CGA, M. Fisc, Co-Managing Partner of FLG Inc. "We can take advantage of widespread support in terms of continuing education, recruiting, quality control and professional standards."

No job losses or office relocation will result from the acquisition.

Established for almost fifty years in Montréal, Fuller Landau LLP is ranked among the top fifteen employers in the city with more than one hundred employees working at the downtown head office in Place du Canada, FL Integlia in Saint-Léonard and FLG Inc. in Saint-Lambert collectively.

About Fuller Landau LLP

With their motto of "Work hard, play hard and have fun," the professionals at Fuller Landau LLP, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, are a blend of young, dynamic partners and seasoned consultants working to improve the net worth of current and future clients. Praised by Canadian Business Magazine and Maclean's Magazine for its service offering and work environment, Fuller Landau LLP provides a full range of financial services. The firm, founded in 1963, has more than 100 employees and is guided by its eight core principles: excellence, confidence, innovation, passion, leadership, creativity, team spirit, and empathy. Fuller Landau LLP is a member of the Leading Edge Alliance (www.leadingedgealliance.com), an international network of independently owned professional accounting and consulting firms. To learn more about Fuller Landau LLP, visit www.flmontreal.com.

SOURCE FULLER LANDAU

For further information: For further information: Caroline Langis, Torchia Communications, (514) 288-8290, extension 216, caroline@torchiacom.com; Marie-Eve Noël, Torchia Communications, (514 288-8290, extension 205, menoel@torchiacom.com

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