Deloitte and MNP, two of Canada’s largest professional services firms, announced today that MNP will acquire a subset of Deloitte’s Canadian business, which includes offices, partners and team members, on or about March 1, 2021.
In total, approximately 70 Deloitte partners and senior leaders, nearly 900 team members and close to 25 offices will join MNP. The transition will take place in selected locations in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec; all provinces where both firms have offices.
“MNP is a homegrown Canadian firm that was established in 1958. With the addition of the new offices we will have 126 offices from coast to coast, including in the largest urban centres, mid sized cities and the smaller rural cities and towns we find across all provinces,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer, MNP. “This is a very strategic addition for MNP and reflects our commitment and focus to helping clients in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors across Canada. Our specialized services, expertise and experience will be enhanced by the Deloitte partners and team members who are joining us. We are thrilled to welcome these professionals to our firm.”
The deal will see MNP substantially increase its presence in Quebec, adding approximately 20 offices across the province, building on the firm’s existing presence in Montreal and Laval. MNP will also add new locations in Ontario, in Windsor and Hawkesbury.
Both firms are aligned in their commitment to maintaining exemplary client service and business continuity throughout the transition. All impacted clients and staff have been notified.
“Our primary concern is what is best for our clients, people and partners. We continuously evaluate opportunities to adjust our market focus and find innovative ways to help growing organizations, dealing with complex issues, with our wide scope of services and global footprint, in all regions of Canada,” said Anthony Viel, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Canada. “MNP’s commitment to this subset of our clients - who require a specific type of service and support - is an ideal fit for those organizations and our people who will be transitioning over. We truly believe MNP is best suited to fulfil this ‘win-win-win’ philosophy.”
MNP’s business model is designed to support its clients, team members and communities with a locally focused approach. The firm operates under an integrated national and local model where team members across Canada take advantage of national resources to deliver whatever professional services clients may need.
Financial details of the transaction will not be disclosed. The deal is subject to approval by The Canadian Competition Bureau.