Acquisition enhances KPMG’s ability to help organizations take control of their information
KPMG LLP (Canada) announced today that it has acquired Ledjit Consulting Inc., Canada’s premiere e-Discovery and Information Management (EDD/IM) firm specialized in the business of Bridging the Gap between IT and the Law®. With this acquisition, KPMG becomes Canada’s first firm offering all of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), expanding on the services in which the firm is already a recognized leader. Ledjit’s client base, including a variety of multi-national corporations, will benefit from KPMG’s depth and breadth of Advisory knowledge and skills.
“The addition of Ledjit professionals and their e-discovery skills positions KPMG as a leading Advisor to corporations and law firms on how to proactively manage records from creation to destruction, and in the course of litigation and investigation. We are building on our ability to deliver strategies that enable organizations to become more efficient and effective in all sectors,” said Bill Thomas, CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG.
Ledjit’s former president, Dominic Jaar, is one of the few Canadians to be recognized as a North American thought leader in the information management field. He and his Ledjit colleagues are highly regarded in the legal community across the country and abroad. All members of the Ledjit team have joined KPMG and will work with the firm’s existing E-Discovery practice by complementing it with an information management specialty.
“Information management (not exclusively related to litigation), like records retention, is becoming a significant focus for major organizations,” said Jaar, Associate Partner. “In the case of litigation, General Counsel are looking for cost-effective solutions to ensure the defensibility of their documents preservation and production efforts. This takes them into the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) or the Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) space which require the latter to understand their organization’s legal obligations and have proven processes and procedures in place. KPMG now has a niche in bridging this gap,” he said.
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.
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 over 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries.
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