RSM Richter

RSM Richter
Chamberland Hodge

Chamberland Hodge

September 08, 2008 11:14 ET

RSM Richter and Chamberland Hodge Join Forces

Two well-known Montreal accounting firms break down traditional business barriers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2008) - Professional accounting firms RSM Richter and Chamberland Hodge announced today their decision to pool their long-established teams, expertise and business networks to form a combined firm which better reflects both the Quebec realities and its businesses.

"RSM Richter's goal is to expand its service offering, specifically to better serve Quebec's mid-sized francophone business market. Through its familiarity with this market, Chamberland Hodge is the ideal partner for us to pursue our interests in this area," said Stephen Rosenhek, CA, Co-Managing Partner at RSM Richter.

Two markets complementing each other

RSM Richter is the success story of a Montreal-based mid-sized business that set itself apart. Founded in 1926, RSM Richter is deeply rooted in the Quebec business community with offices also in Toronto and Calgary. Over the past few years, besides increasing its presence within anglophone and emerging markets, such as multicultural business sectors, the firm has further developed its network within Quebec-based francophone companies.

Chamberland Hodge, founded in Montreal in 1985, is actively involved with small and mid-sized Quebec-based organizations. This medium-sized firm (with over 40 employees) specializing in auditing, taxation, financing and business transfer seeks to offer its clients access to professionals in other specialized fields, as well as to an international network.

"Our mid-sized business clients work in a diversified economy, are open to international opportunities and regularly bring new needs to the table. It was important for us to find a partner ready to offer such a window to the world, while respecting our values and customer-based approach," said Denis Chamberland, CA, Co-Managing Partner at Chamberland Hodge.

The combined entity resulting from this association, including its 43 partners and over 400 employees based in Montreal, will benefit from the expertise of Denis Chamberland and Robert Hodge, Co-Managing Partners at Chamberland Hodge, who will sit on the board of directors.

A firm reflecting Quebec's modern image

Besides moving beyond the barriers of traditional business, both firms share similar cultures and corporate values, which they will build upon to expand future opportunities and pursue growth.

"RSM Richter and Chamberland Hodge have been able to identify substantial common ground beyond language issues. Both our firms share similar values with regards to a decidedly client-based approach and a priority on the well-being of our professionals. Together, we form a bilingual firm that is both in touch with the new realities of local businesses and open to international opportunities. This gives us unique a position in the market of which we are truly proud", added Stephen Rosenhek.

About RSM Richter

RSM Richter is one of Canada's largest independent accounting and business advisory firms. Founded in 1926, RSM Richter provides financial advisory services in the areas of auditing, taxation, corporate restructuring, business valuation, corporate finance, litigation support, insolvency, forensic accounting, and wealth management. RSM Richter has full-service offices in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.

About Chamberland Hodge

Founded in Montreal in 1985, Chamberland Hodge is a business accounting firm, specifically focused on mid-sized, owner-managed businesses. Besides offering a full range of assurance, accounting and taxation services, the firm specializes in advising entrepreneurs during company sales, purchases, transfers and financing.

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