Grant Thornton Focuses on Interior British Columbia Expansion

Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY16 net revenue of $1.7 billion) acquired White Kennedy of Penticton, British Columbia.

“We are extremely proud to welcome these new partners and professionals who share a likeminded entrepreneurial spirit and a client-first mentality,” says Paul Gallo, MP, interior British Columbia at Grant Thornton. “This expansion allows us to strengthen our team in the Okanagan Valley, with the added benefit of a new leadership team supporting holistic growth of local communities.”

Founded in 1992, White Kennedy is one of the largest CPA firms in Penticton. The new relationship adds more than 35 professionals to Grant Thornton, including six partners and a principal, who provide a broad range of services for privately-owned enterprises in the agriculture, real estate, hospitality and professional services sectors.

“It was an easy decision to join Grant Thornton with a strong cultural fit and community spirit between the two firms,” says Jon Milligan, partner at White Kennedy. “We look forward to providing our clients with a number of additional resources and services that Grant Thornton will now give us access to. This new relationship will continue to strengthen our customer experience through a new network of global professionals that will expand our client service.”