Mazars has merged with BearingPoint Pakistan
as part of its international development strategy in emerging
markets.

BearingPoint Pakistan, which has 60 staff,
offers advisory services in management and technology across
sectors including microfinance, financial services and the public
sector.

All of BearingPoint’s Pakistan advisory team,
including BearingPoint managing partner Rodney Rahman, will
integrate with Mazars as part of the merger.

BearingPoint is a global management and
technology consulting company that spun out of KPMG Consulting when
accounting firms scaled back their consulting arms post-Enron.

It filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection on 18 February 2009 and parts of the company are being
sold.

“Mazars’ dynamic development strategy requires
the necessary adaptation to the demands of new markets in which
Mazars is involved. This is the case for emerging markets which
offer new opportunities for us,” Mazars Asia Pacific senior board
adviser John Mellows said.

“The decision to join forces with BearingPoint
Pakistan illustrates Mazars’ aim to constantly adapt itself to the
demands of new markets in an intelligent and agile way.”