Deal enhances advisory capabilities in Western Canada
CALGARY, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - EY officially welcomes Calgary-based advisory firm Up Consulting into its family today, growing its Advisory services practice for the second time in 2014.
"This is an exciting time for EY — and our clients in Western Canada," says Trent Henry, EY Canada's Chairman and CEO. "We're dedicated to helping companies move their businesses forward in this evolving market. With Up Consulting, we're strengthening our teams and enhancing our advisory capabilities to better serve our clients."
Together, EY's global reach and Up Consulting's advisory capabilities, deep industry knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit raise the bar on exceptional client service for companies in the west, and across Canada. Expanded service offerings will enable companies to keep pace with industry change — and growing competition.
New EY partners and former founding partners of Up Consulting Marc Joly, Michael Miller and John Penner agree: "Joining EY lets us to tap into the firm's global network, unparalleled resources and bold brand. Working together to build a better working world is something both our firms are inspired to do. We're very excited to join EY's winning team."
Up Consulting's advisory team will now join EY's offices in Calgary. Up Consulting and EY share some of the same clients who will see the full value of integrated services provided by one firm.
This transaction marks EY's sixth strategic acquisition in Canada in the last few years. Those deals include Ambir Solutions in 2014, SRED Automation in 2013, Hergott Duval Stack LLP (establishing the Saskatoon-based EY office) in 2012, portions of RSM Richter (in Toronto and Calgary) and OME Group Consultants (in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary) in 2011.
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About Up Consulting
Up Consulting is a Calgary based management consulting firm founded in 2011. Their services include advisory, program and project management, business analysis, and change management. Domain areas of expertise include operational excellence, information technology and management, business intelligence, collaboration, mergers and acquisitions, and safety.
Up Consulting partners with their clients to transform their businesses. Their broad range of experience across industries and their creative approach have helped them solve their client's most difficult challenges. The firm is set apart by their end-to-end-service, vendor-neutral approach, practical advice, deep industry knowledge and first-class quality.
SOURCE: EY (Ernst & Young)
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