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Wolrige Mahon, Collins Barrow Vancouver and CW Group to merge

Wolrige Mahon, Collins Barrow Vancouver and CW Group to merge

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VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Wolrige Mahon, Collins Barrow Vancouver and CW Group from Toronto are pleased to announce they have merged. All three financial service firms share the same dedication to entrepreneurialism and professional excellence, and will be united under the new name Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow LLP. The newly consolidated firm will be a dominant force serving audit, accounting, business advisory and tax clients in the key financial districts of Toronto and Vancouver, as a member of the Collins Barrow National Cooperative.

The strong legacy of all three independent firms – offering a full range of services – endures in this new evolution with WMCB now functioning as one of the largest independent firms specializing in small to mid-market companies. Combining resources and expertise to provide innovative and comprehensive services, their partners and professionals are well positioned to adapt to an ever-changing financial climate and enhance client value.

And, as Collins Barrow National is the Canadian representative in the Baker Tilly International network, they will provide their clients with global reach and perspective. Baker Tilly International is one of the world’s leading networks of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms.

“Ingrained in our firms’ philosophy is an unwavering commitment to quality and exceptional service,” said Paul Websdale, managing partner of the new Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow in Vancouver. “This merger only enhances our ability to serve our clients with excellence. They will now experience the best of both worlds – close, personal service as always, augmented with national and even global resources and capabilities.”

“Each of our firms bring extensive experience to the table,” said John Sinclair, managing partner of the firm’s Toronto office. “Throughout our respective histories we have all demonstrated an unyielding commitment to clients and industry leadership. Together, our combined firm is the only independent mid-market player to service both major Canadian markets.”

“We have always sought to be our clients’ most trusted advisor, working to maximize opportunities in all areas of their business,” said Jim Church of the former Collins Barrow Vancouver. “As we expand resources and enhance the depth and breadth of our offerings, we’ll strengthen our resolve and renew our commitment to client success.”

“Our mission has always been to empower our clients to achieve their financial objectives,” said Eric Walker, managing partner of CW Group and now a partner in the combined firm. “And with the consolidation of all our resources, as well as connections through Baker Tilly International, we believe we’re better situated to achieve this than ever before.”

The new firm has a unique service and delivery philosophy amongst Canadian firms; to fill market gaps by utilizing national and international platforms, while never compromising on client care at local level.

“Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow is a fantastic addition to the Collins Barrow National network. The evolving marketplace requires new, innovative approaches to maintain competitiveness and efficient service delivery for our clients,” said Grant Galbraith, chair of Collins Barrow National.

SOURCE Wolrige Mahon LLP

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