BDO expands presence in Halifax through mergers with McCuaig & Company and Raymond Yuill

HALIFAX, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional practice in Halifax through mergers with two firms, McCuaig & Company and Raymond Yuill Chartered Accountants.

BDO's Financial Recovery Services (FRS) practice, BDO Canada Limited, Trustee in Bankruptcy, will merge with McCuaig & Company, a boutique insolvency firm based in Halifax, effective November 16, 2013. BDO's accounting, tax and advisory practice will merge with Raymond Yuill, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm with offices in Bedford, Bridgewater and Liverpool, effective December 1, 2013. The merged firms will operate under the BDO name.

BDO's merger with McCuaig & Company and Raymond Yuill continues the firm's focus on expanding its services and team in Atlantic Canada. Our expanded team in Atlantic Canada will have over 150 professionals with offices in 15 locations across New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with over 100 offices across the country. The firm provides clients with assurance, accounting, taxation, financial and risk advisory services, business transition services, IT solutions, insolvency services, and more. This merger will build on the successful operations of both firms and offer clients more services from a knowledgeable team of professionals.

McCuaig & Company will expand BDO's team of insolvency professionals offering debt solutions for individuals and businesses extensively throughout Nova Scotia. Raymond Yuill's team grows BDO's presence through its assurance and accounting, tax and advisory practice, with expertise in specialty services such as corporate finance, business valuation, M&A, income tax and commodity tax.

Robert McCuaig, Trustee in Bankruptcy, stated: "BDO has one of the largest teams of professionals providing consumer and corporate insolvency services in Canada. With BDO's resources, we can quickly and effectively facilitate resolutions for virtually any individual or business needing help with resolving debt problems."

David Yuill, Partner of Raymond Yuill, said: "The combination of our local team and BDO's national resources will expand our team's ability to offer a wider-range of local, regional, and national expertise to serve the accounting and advisory needs of growing Nova Scotia businesses."

Keith Farlinger, CEO of BDO in Canada, stated: "Our mergers with these two leading firms demonstrate our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional client service through a strong local team of professionals in Halifax and in Atlantic Canada. The integration of our teams means we will offer our clients outstanding resources in every area of assurance, accounting, tax, advisory, and financial recovery services."

For more information:  

Fact sheet on BDO and McCuaig & Company
Fact sheet on BDO and Raymond Yuill

Notes to editors 

About BDO Canada Limited: BDO Canada Limited provides financial recovery services to help Canadians take control of personal and business debt problems. BDO Canada Limited is an affiliate of BDO Canada LLP.

About BDO Canada LLP: BDO is the fifth largest single national accounting and advisory partnership in Canada with over 100 offices nationwide. Our professionals have the expertise to serve owner-managed businesses, large enterprises, public companies, the public sector, and communities and not-for-profit organizations in a broad range of industries.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.

The combined fee income of all the BDO Member Firms, including the members of their exclusive alliances, was US$6.015 billion in 2012. The global network has 1,204 offices in 138 countries and more than 54,933 people provide advisory services throughout the world.


For further information:


Mark Rosen, Trustee in Bankruptcy 
Senior Vice-President
Office Managing Partner
BDO Canada Limited
Tel: 902 425 3100

Ted Hargreaves
Regional Managing Consultant
BDO Canada LLP
Tel: 902 892 5365

Robert McCuaig, Trustee in Bankruptcy 
McCuaig & Company
Tel: 902 422 1240

Dan Jennings
Raymond Yuill
Tel: 902 444 5540

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