Atlantic insolvency and restructuring firm Green Hunt Wedlake joins Grant Thornton

TORONTO/HALIFAX, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - National accounting, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP announced today that effective March 1, 2012, Nova Scotia-based insolvency and restructuring firm Green Hunt Wedlake Inc. will join Grant Thornton.

Green Hunt Wedlake has been advising corporate and personal insolvency clients across Atlantic Canada for almost 20 years and has grown to be one of the leading firms in the region. The firm is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and also has a presence in Truro, Dartmouth, Sackville, Kentville and New Glasgow. Along with partners Peter Wedlake and Robert Hunt, who bring extensive experience as licensed trustees, Grant Thornton will welcome 20 new team members.

"The addition of Green Hunt Wedlake to our growing Recovery and Reorganization team in Atlantic Canada, which also includes the recent addition of  A.C. Poirier & Associates Inc., will allow us to continue to increase our footprint in this essential practice area," said Kevin Ladner, Regional Managing Partner, Grant Thornton. "Given the growing breadth of our R&R services, our significant depth of expertise and the strength of our brand, Grant Thornton will continue to be market leaders."

"We believe that organizations achieve long-term success by unlocking the full potential for growth across all areas of their business. It's a philosophy we share with our clients, and it's something we do ourselves," adds Phil Noble, Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton LLP. "Growth happens in many ways, and in this case, it means increased capacity to deliver integrated services to clients by combining forces with the best firms across Canada, like Green Hunt Wedlake. It's an exciting time of expansion for Grant Thornton."

"We feel that joining Grant Thornton is the right move for our firm," said Peter Wedlake and Robert Hunt, Partners, Green Hunt Wedlake. "It gives us an increased ability to service corporate and private clients through Grant Thornton's many offices in the region, and to expand the breadth of our service offerings. We're happy to be growing our business by taking advantage of Grant Thornton's vast resources and enhancing what we can offer our clients. We're also thrilled to join a firm that is culturally like-minded—focused on great personal service for clients and a great place for our employees, too."

About Grant Thornton in Canada

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide.

SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP

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