BDO acquires H&A to create a market-leading forensic accounting offering

November 06, 2015

BDO Canada LLP, (‘BDO’) one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Canada, announces its acquisition of H&A Forensic Accounting (‘H&A’), a Toronto-based professional forensic accounting and advisory firm. The merger of these two firms creates a market leading forensic accountancy practice and underlines a period of substantial growth for BDO in which it has secured seven strategic mergers in Canada in the last 12 months.  As a result of this activity, an additional 285 partners and staff have been added to the firm across key markets. Under the terms of the acquisition, H&A will become known as BDO H&A Forensics.

H&A is a prominent forensic accounting firm and has established a first-class reputation since its inception more than 25 years ago. Throughout its history, H&A has provided trusted advisory services to its corporate and legal clients faced with business and litigation risks. As a leading specialist in personal injury insurance claims quantification, H&A’s proprietary technology platform, Virtual Office ,  offers insurance companies and counsel a suite of financial utilities to assist them with income loss and interest calculations. To access the virtual office please click here.

“We’re committed to continually looking at ways to diversify and expand our offering to become best in class, and our acquisition of such a respected firm like H&A is proof of that. The acquisition doubles our presence overnight in the forensic accountancy field, creating a market leading practice and a full-service offering for our clients,” noted Greg Hocking, Head of BDO’s forensic accounting practice.

H&A’s forensic experts bring substantial forensic accounting expertise and a thorough understanding of both litigation and insurance processes. Their clients include Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers and top legal firms.

“As a result of this acquisition, we can now tap into a truly national platform to provide our clients with not only coast-to-coast coverage and a breadth of services, but also to ensure that they continue to receive the same level of quality service and expertise they have come to expect over the years. BDO H&A Forensics’ market leadership position gives us a great opportunity for ongoing growth and provides a depth of resources to better meet the future needs of our clients, "added Oleh Hrycko, founding partner of H&A.

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About BDO

With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,300 offices in more than 150 countries.

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.


Contacts

Greg Hocking
Regional Managing Partner
BDO Canada LLP
Tel: 416 775 7800
Email: ghocking@bdo.ca
Kimberly Hrycko
Partner
H&A Forensic Accounting Inc.
Tel: 416 233 5577
Email: khrycko@haforensics.com