TORONTO, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - KPMG LLP (KPMG) has announced it has
acquired SECOR Inc. (SECOR), Canada's largest independent strategic
management consulting firm, with offices in Montréal, Toronto, Québec
City, and Vancouver.
"Having SECOR join us is a considerable transaction for KPMG and our
Advisory practice, one that will further strengthen our ability to
support both Canadian and global clients in their strategy and
operational initiatives," said Rob Brouwer, Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, KPMG. "Combining our
deep client relationships, SECOR's understanding of both the Québec and
Canadian marketplace, and KPMG's multi-service offering and national
and global experience, we will be able to better assist our clients to
grow and adapt to changing business environments, improve efficiency
and cost management, manage regulatory change, and build human capital
"We are thrilled to have SECOR join KPMG," said Jeffrey Smith, Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory, KPMG. "Like KPMG, they are
dedicated to understanding what our clients face every day and we
believe this is an ideal business fit for our professionals and for our
Founded in 1975, and with over 125 employees and 18 partners across the
country, SECOR is a cornerstone of the Canadian management consulting
market. The firm has shaped the strategy of major Canadian
corporations, helping clients identify and evaluate opportunities
beyond the scope of current operations, and providing implementation
and organizational support during periods of change.
"We are truly excited about this opportunity," said Madeleine Chenette,
Chair, SECOR Inc. "Given the similarities in our firms' culture and
values, we expect that the transition will be seamless for the SECOR
team and our clients."
"KPMG is systematically growing a high quality, high value strategic
consulting business in Canada and its global network of firms," said
Stephen Jones, CEO, SECOR Inc. "SECOR brings strong strategy consulting
capabilities to KPMG in Canada, and we will be able to harness the
momentum of KPMG's global push into the strategy space."
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International
Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world
have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with
KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally
distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
SECOR is Canada's largest independent strategy and organization
consulting firm, with offices in Montréal, Toronto, Québec City, and
Vancouver. For more than 35 years, the firm has provided strategy and
implementation support to many management teams. Clients include
leading global corporations, subsidiaries of major multinationals,
large domestic companies and various institutions.
SOURCE: KPMG LLP
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