July 12, 2010 09:23 ET

Deloitte and Horne Announce Proposed Merger

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) - Today Deloitte announced plans to strengthen its Southwestern Ontario practice, with the addition of 35 new colleagues as a result of a proposed merger with Horne LLP of Burlington. Their skills and expertise in serving mid-market clients, combined with Deloitte's depth of professional services will help Deloitte become the pre-eminent professional services provider in the Hamilton-Burlington marketplace and across Southwestern Ontario.

"It's a fantastic fit," says Deloitte Southwestern Ontario Managing Partner, Adam Burke. "Horne LLP has been serving the Burlington marketplace for over 70 years, building a reputation for being a trusted advisor to their clients. They have an intimate knowledge of the marketplace and we're excited about exchanging lessons learned and building on the relationships they have fostered."

Lu Cacioppo, Managing Partner for Horne, agrees that the two firms are well matched. "We believe Deloitte has a similar culture to ours. We both focus on developing top talent in our organizations and have a passion for delivering outstanding services. Our shared values and common interests are a great starting point from which to continue to empower our clients. Together, we will be larger and stronger, and are excited about our future."

Colleagues in both firms have been working 'behind the scenes' to ensure that the transition is seamless. The result of their efforts is that every single member of the combined team will be able to focus on doing what they do best — providing excellent service to their clients. As a result of this proposed merger, the value for existing Horne clients is even greater — they will have access to expanded services and both a national and global network of Deloitte expertise. That's something to celebrate.

The merger is expected to be completed later this month.

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