MNP expands BC presence with acquisition of The Newport Group CPA

04 November 2020 Consulting.ca

Accounting and consulting firm MNP has acquired The Newport Group CPA, a boutique accounting firm based in Port Moody, BC.

The Newport Group was founded in 2003 and provides services in accounting, tax, and business advisory to clients in a number of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transport, IT, medical and health, professional services, and brewing.

The Port Moody-based company works with businesses in the Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Newport’s seven-person team is headed by George Gillis, a CPA with more than 25 years of public accounting experience.

MNP’s acquisition of the boutique accountancy will add to its growing presence in BC, where it currently has 23 locations.

MNP expands BC presence with acquisition of The Newport Group CPA

"We are growing fast but we're absolutely committed to maintaining our culture and so have always been very strategic about who we invite to join our team," said Darren Turchansky, MNP's EVP for British Columbia. "We are known across the communities we work with as being one of Canada's most-trusted accounting, tax and business consulting firms, so we are excited to welcome a very well-respected practice in and The Newport Group CPA into the MNP family.”

The Calgary-headquartered, national firm earlier this year bolted on Schwab & Associates, an accounting firm with two offices in Northern BC. Last year MNP acquired Deloitte’s practice in Prince George, as well as Chun & Co, a Kelowna-based accountancy.

"We are excited to build on the strong presence MNP has built in recent years servicing clients across British Columbia and the Lower Mainland," Gillis said. "We are looking forward to working together with MNP's other fantastic teams in our region to help more businesses reach their full potential."

MNP is the fifth-largest accounting and consulting firm in Canada, with more than 5,000 employees across 80+ locations nationwide. The firm provides a broad range of services in audit, tax, and business consulting.


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