Richter Continues to Evolve - Richter joins forces with SBLR to expand their business to Toronto

MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its expansion plans into Toronto, Richter has joined with SBLR LLP ("SBLR"), a boutique financial advisory firm. Through this merger, the newly rebranded Richter will be adding over 40 team members to its existing complement of over 400 employees in Montreal.

Over the past 86 years, the growth and success of Richter's clients has given them the opportunity to evolve and become a dominant financial advisory and strategic accounting firm. Richter and SBLR share similar entrepreneurial cultures that provide businesses with practical advice making them a leading financial advisory firm in the Montreal and Toronto markets. This merger comes at a time when businesses are operating in an increasingly complex environment that requires an ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions.

"We have a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and their unique challenges; we have evolved together, often through many generations, and we have become an extension of their business. This expansion is very promising to our clients and to the entrepreneurial businesses who deserve more engaged, more embedded and more practical advisory services," says Tasso Lagios, National Managing Partner, Richter.

"We operate with a unique mindset and we found that we are completely aligned with Richter in every aspect of our culture and business," adds Mitch Silverstein, Partner, Richter (also a founding partner of SBLR). "With our shared approach in servicing clients with excellence, we will further enhance our clients' experience by providing more depth and breadth to our services."

The expansion into Toronto coincides with the firm's recent rebranding. Richter's new brand is designed to represent its identity. "Our rebranding is more than an aesthetic change; it respects our legacy and our accomplishments, and it explains our progress while shaping the future we envision for ourselves," explains Tasso Lagios.

About Richter

Richter is a financial advisory firm with full-service offices in Montreal and Toronto. The firm has consistently been named as one of Montreal's Top Employers and Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the past several years. Founded in Montreal in 1926, Richter provides a full range of consulting and advisory services in the areas of auditing, taxation, corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency, business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and wealth management. Richter is a member of RSM International, a global network of independent accounting and advisory firms in over 90 countries, bringing together the talents of 32,500 individuals in over 700 offices worldwide.

SOURCE: Richter

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