BDO and Ferguson + Mak LLP merge to enhance forensic accounting offering

February 01, 2018

Toronto, Ontario, February 1, 2018 – BDO Canada LLP, (‘BDO’) one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Canada, is pleased to announce its merger with Ferguson + Mak LLP, effective February 1, 2018. The addition of the boutique forensic and investigative accounting firm strengthens BDO’s market-leading practice in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as across Canada and the globe.

Founded in 2013, Ferguson + Mak LLP comprises of highly experienced partners and staff in every facet of forensic accounting. The firm has provided objective and independent forensic accounting, corporate investigations, litigation and dispute resolution, valuation opinions and economic loss calculations services to a wide variety of industries and to organizations of all sizes.

“BDO wants to be the best professional services firm in the mid-market with dominance in the geography that it wishes to participate. The merger with Ferguson + Mak LLP certainly helps to position the firm for the future given their excellence in innovation, attracting top talent, client service and reputation in the market,” stated Jeffery T. Chapman, BDO’s Managing Partner, Financial Advisory Services. “The culture of the two firms are very similar and service similar clients, which we believe will make the transition to BDO seamless.”

The depth and expertise of Ferguson + Mak LLP complements BDO’s current offerings, growing the forensic and investigative accounting practice primarily in the GTA with strong impact across Canada.

“BDO is a world class professional services firm that will enable us to better service our clients,” stated Bob Ferguson, Partner at Ferguson + Mak LLP. “BDO has depth of resources and breadth of services, but is nimble enough to be agile and responsive to client needs. We are thrilled to be joining a culture for collective professional growth and opportunity, with the dynamic, visionary leadership of a client-oriented professional services firm.”

About BDO

BDO Canada LLP is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors.  Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years of working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we’re able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. With nearly 67,000 people working out of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $7.60 billion.

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.


Jeffery T. Chapman
Managing Partner, Financial Advisory Services 


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