accounting firm Mazars has strengthened its presence in Belgium,
Canada and France.

Mazars in
Belgium merged with Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos.
The firm now employs 100 professionals in Brussels, Antwerp and
Ghent with an estimated annual turnover of €11 million ($16

“We are
delighted with this merger, which is a major step in terms of the
development of Mazars in Belgium. It responds to the challenges of
the market. Together, we will continue to serve our Belgian clients
with professionalism, in accordance with the intrinsic values of
Mazars,” Mazars Belgium senior partner Lieven Acke said.

In Canada, the
firm merged with Harel Drouin, taking its staff count to 100
professionals. Mazars has 700 Canadian clients and offers services
in audit, advisory services, accounting and tax.

In central
France, Mazars is joining forces with audit and advisory service
firm ADH Experts-SAFREC, located in Chartres and Orléans. ADH
Experts-SAFREC last year reported turnover of €9.5 million,
bringing Mazars’ annual turnover in this region to €90

The new firm
employs more than 100 professionals and offers audit, accounting
and advisory services to companies.

Mazars has also
opened a new French office in Nantes.

represents a new stage in the development of Mazars in France. It
fits into our long-term growth strategy with high quality teams
capable of offering a large array of services to the whole
financial community, local and national,” Mazars director general
Philippe Castagnac said.

According to
the International Accounting
’s most recent France survey (issue 450) Mazars
revenue for the 2008 fiscal year was €286 million with 2,110 total
staff. Globally the firm reported revenue of $1.1 billion for 2008
with 9,459 total staff.

All three Mazars mergers took effect in