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Hayes Stewart Little & Co. and Grant Thornton LLP, Canada announce historic union on Vancouver Island

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Vancouver Island / Toronto, ON, October 3, 2016

Vancouver Island / Toronto, ON, Monday, October 3, 2016 – Hayes Stewart Little, & Co., Vancouver Island's premier professional accounting and advisory firm is proud to announce they will be joining Grant Thornton LLP, Canada effective October 1, 2016.  This historic union will result in enhanced services for clients by offering a broader range of local and global resources and expertise. It will also bring the added benefit of a new combination of leadership, experience and enriched national services, all of which will help clients with future growth opportunities.


“This is both a pivotal and exciting time for us as a firm,” said Dan Little, Partner, B.A. (UVIC), CFE, FCPA, FCA, Hayes Stewart Little & Co. “One that comes with the exceptional opportunity to join a likeminded national firm that shares our appreciation and commitment to clients, communities and private businesses. In joining forces we’ll be better positioned to meet the evolving needs of our clients with the same exceptional service and personal attention they’ve come to expect.”


“We’re truly honoured to welcome Hayes Stewart Little & Co. and a team of 47 staff, including 7 partners and 3 principals, into the firm,” said Norm Raynard, CPA, CA, CBV, Regional Managing Partner - Western Canada, Grant Thornton, LLP. “Their depth of knowledge, client dedication and strong sense of community, truly make them invaluable to their clients and partners, and a great fit for Grant Thornton.”


In business since 1974, Hayes Stewart Little & Co. is a highly respected firm on Vancouver Island with offices in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo and Port Alberni. They provide a wide range of services including: corporate restructuring, succession and estate planning, insolvency and bankruptcy, valuations, as well as core services such as auditing, accounting and tax.


About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada


Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.


For further information or to arrange an interview:


Amy Mulhern
Manager, National Media Relations
Grant Thornton LLP
T +1-416-360-4970 / M +1-416-550-8466
E amy.mulhern@ca.gt.com


To contact the Hayes Stewart Little & Co. (now Grant Thornton LLP) offices for further information, please call:


Victoria (250 383 8994)
Duncan (250 746 4406)
Nanaimo (250 753 2544)