Acquisition enhances KPMG’s ability to help public sector and health care organizations achieve their transformation goals

KPMG LLP (Canada) announced today that it has acquired Blackstone Partners, a 15-member firm specializing in strategy and organizational effectiveness, notably in the health care, provincial government, and municipal government sectors. The transaction closed on September 30, 2010. 

“The addition of Blackstone Partners’ people and knowledge enhances KPMG’s ability to provide top-tier advice to public sector and health care organizations on how to continue to transform themselves to serve the changing needs of their stakeholders and communities. We are building on our ability to deliver strategies that help create more efficient and effective organizations in all sectors,” said Bill Thomas, CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG. 

Blackstone Partners is recognized for assisting its clients in developing strategies that re-invigorate engagement with stakeholders. Their team is known for delivering creative and innovative approaches that help solve the complex challenges of the public and health care sectors.

In combination with recent acquisitions, this transaction continues to position KPMG as a leader in helping organizations transform their business operations and achieve their strategies. 

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KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries.

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Julie Bannerjea, Head of KPMG’s Media Relations, 416-777-3243, [email protected] or cell ph.(416) 527-1804