Merger Announcement

We are very excited to share the news that we will merge with MNP LLP, effective January 1, 2017. Throughout the years, we have always had, and will continue to have, an unwavering client focus. In our efforts to find more ways to serve our clients, we  decided to merge with a like-minded firm that shares our vision, values and commitment to providing quality services—and are pleased to have found all of these attributes and more in MNP.

Although MNP has grown to become one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, it’s been local in its focus since 1958. What appealed to us most about MNP is that even though they have 65 offices and more than 4,000 team members across Canada and are considered a large national firm, they have a small-firm culture. In addition to tax and accounting expertise, MNP delivers a diverse range of advisory services, including consulting, enterprise risk, corporate finance, valuation and litigation support, succession planning, estate planning, insolvency and restructuring, investigative and forensic accounting, technology solutions, cross-border taxation and more.

MNP also serves numerous client groups in both the private and public sectors, including private enterprise, professionals, agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry, real estate and construction, franchises, Aboriginal organizations and communities, non-profits, all levels of government and more — and understands the specialized markets in which our clients operate. MNP also provides us with a large national presence and access to hundreds of MNP experts and specialists, as well as access to a global network of accounting firms and affiliations through Praxity—an international alliance of independent accounting firms.

As the marketplace evolves and our client needs become more complex, we are embarking on a new chapter of our story. We believe that Atlantic Canada is rich with innovators, opportunities, and good ideas and as such we want to continue growing with our clients and the marketplace. We believe becoming part of a national firm with a local client service philosophy and greater breadth and depth of services will serve our clients well and position all of us for continued success. Coming together will strengthen and deepen our existing leadership and offer our clients business advice specifically tailored to their businesses and industries.

We understand you may have questions about the merger’s effect on the continuity of your relationships with the professionals you have come to know and trust. You can be assured the team of talented professionals currently working with you will remain in place and that this merger will be very seamless. With the added talent and industry expertise MNP brings, any new professionals working with you will be an enhancement of the client service we deliver now. While our name will change, our level of service and responsiveness to our client needs will always remain the same.

The WBLI partners and staff will remain in our current locations and all our contact numbers will remain the same. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We are excited to join forces with MNP and together we are looking forward to helping you write your Atlantic Canadian success story.
For more information about MNP, visit their website at www.mnp.ca

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