LONDON, ENGLAND, January 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Russell Bedford Quebec member firm FBL LLP and Girard Lavoie Mooney LLP have announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge. This strategic alliance will consolidate their respective positions in the Quebec market and create new business opportunities, by expanding both the client base and the service offering.
Partners in both firms are viewing this merger as a partnership for success, particularly since their corporate cultures are so aligned. They are firmly convinced that this is an important step forward in the direction of their shared objectives, namely, to maintain a professional service offering, on a human scale, while developing new markets in Quebec.
Under the agreement, Girard Lavoie Mooney LLP will be changing its corporate name to FBL LLP. The merger of these two firms will bring together close to 200 professionals and approximately 15 partners, working from six offices between Quebec City and Montreal. This is FBL's second partnership agreement in the past few months, a sign that further changes are in the works for the coming year.
Founded in 1981, FBL is a chartered accounting firm with five offices, in Montreal, Brossard, Drummondville, Acton Vale and Farnham, 165 employees and 10 partners. FBL is also the sole representative in Quebec for Russell Bedford's global network and ranks 13th among the province's top 25 accounting firms. In addition to accounting services, FBL assists and strategically advises its clients in all matters related to taxation, business valuation, incorporation, business transfers, succession planning and financing sources.
Girard Lavoie Mooney is a recognized chartered accounting firm that has operated in the Quebec area for over 30 years. In addition to traditional accounting and assurance services, the firm provides consulting services in the areas of taxation, corporate acquisition and sales and business development. Girard Lavoie Mooney has 30 employees and five partners.
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About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world's leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 280 offices in more than 90 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.
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