Groupe 4L2 Joins Forces with KPMG

Feb 23, 2011 | Corporate Member News

The members of Groupe 4L2 joined KPMG's Business Effectiveness team in Montréal. (CNW Group/KPMG LLP)

KPMG Builds Leading Distribution Logistics Services Team

KPMG LLP (Canada) announced today that it has acquired Groupe 4L2, a consulting firm that specializes in applied distribution logistics. With this transaction, KPMG consolidates its strong position in supply chain and operations management services nationally.

“The purchase of Groupe 4L2 by KPMG creates one of Canada’s leading distribution and logistics professional services firms,” said Jeff Smith, Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory. “Groupe 4L2 is a Canadian leader in logistics; its core business is the highly specialized service of setting up distribution centres and networks,” said Guy Langlois, Head of Advisory, Montréal. Groupe 4L2 clients include nationally recognized brands. Through this partnership, clients of both firms will benefit from new talent and enhanced resources.

Groupe 4L2 Founder and President Stephan Lauzon and Nicolas Hien, Groupe 4L2 Project Director, join the firm in strategic advisory roles. Both will be based in Montréal within KPMG’s Business Effectiveness team.

Stephan Lauzon and Nicolas Hien are recognized as leaders in the supply chain and distribution logistics field and are, respectively, SCL Canada’s Québec Chapter Chair and President of APICS Montréal, the leading supply chain associations in Quebec.

“It is with great pleasure that we are joining KPMG,” said Stephan Lauzon. “Through this exciting partnership, our clients will benefit from KPMG’s global network and the strength of a team of leading professionals. Together, we will work to keep our clients one step ahead in distribution and logistics management.”

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

About KPMG 

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.

For further information:

Isabelle Petibon | 514 840-8067| [email protected] 

Shilpa Kotecha | 416-777-8918| [email protected]

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