BDO Enhances Forensic Accounting Offering with Acquisition

BDO Canada acquired Ferguson + Mak, effective Feb. 1. The addition of the boutique forensic and investigative accounting firm strengthens BDO’s market-leading practice in the Greater Toronto Area.

“BDO wants to be the best professional services firm in the mid-market with dominance in the geography that it wishes to participate. The merger with Ferguson + Mak certainly helps to position the firm for the future given their excellence in innovation, attracting top talent, client service and reputation in the market,” says Jeffery Chapman, BDO’s MP, financial advisory services. “The culture of the two firms are very similar and service similar clients, which we believe will make the transition to BDO seamless.”

Founded in 2013, Ferguson + Mak has provided objective and independent forensic accounting, corporate investigations, litigation and dispute resolution, valuation opinions and economic loss calculations services to a wide variety of industries and to organizations of all sizes.

“BDO is a world class professional services firm that will enable us to better service our clients,” says Bob Ferguson, partner at Ferguson + Mak. “BDO has depth of resources and breadth of services, but is nimble enough to be agile and responsive to client needs. We are thrilled to be joining a culture for collective professional growth and opportunity, with the dynamic, visionary leadership of a client-oriented professional services firm.”