Montreal, November 13, 2017 – Beginning today and as a result of a major acquisition, PwC Canada has become the strongest forensic accounting firm in the Quebec market. PwC Canada’s acquisition of Quotient Juricomptables inc. (Quotient Forensic Accountants) is an integral part of the firm’s expansion plan. “Our growth intentions are clear,” said Nicolas Marcoux, National Managing Partner, Montreal office, Major Cities. “We are actively staying the course in our strategy to acquire specialized firms and diverse talent, while keeping in mind our objective to better serve Quebec’s business community. Far-reaching transformations and innovation driven by technology, volatility in global markets, and the rapidly changing world of business have created major new opportunities for forensic accounting services. The growing and increasingly specific needs of our clients remain foremost among our priorities.”
PwC Canada, which already has a client base in Quebec and across Canada plus a global network, wants to grow its forensic accounting team. “Quotient Forensic Accountants is a leading forensic accounting firm that occupies a unique position in the market,” explained Miriam Pozza, Partner and Quebec Deals Leader.
Through this acquisition, businesses will have access to an extensive Quebec business and professional network in forensic accounting. The enhanced service offering will allow PwC Canada to further develop its support for the following services: quantification of economic losses in the context of a disagreement, dispute or insurance claim, investigations of suspected and/or alleged irregularities or fraud, business valuations, contract compliance audits as well as audits of compliance with laws and regulations, electronic screening and evidence management, the development of fraud prevention programs, and training for businesses.
Jonathan Allard, Partner with Quotient and now a partner at PwC Canada, adds: “We are delighted to join the PwC network and be able to position ourselves as our clients’ trusted partner for their most critical operational issues. No staff changes are planned. The entire Quotient team of professionals will join the PwC Canada team. Richard Forand, Paul Levine and I will be joining PwC as partners, and Alain Lajoie will act as a special advisor. They join the existing team of partners, consisting of Marie-Chantal Dréau, Dominic Pharand and Denys Goulet.” The professionals and employees of the two firms will work together and benefit from each other’s skills and expertise.
“PwC Canada continues to join forces with the best talent to enrich its network and make a difference to the success of our clients, a value that is intrinsic to our brand,” concluded Nicolas Marcoux. “PwC will maintain its momentum in terms of acquisitions in the Quebec market, and remains on the lookout for opportunities.”
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