EY closes deal with leading Atlantic IT and business consulting firm Ambir Solutions today

Bold move in Atlantic Canada enhances local IT advisory capabilities

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(Toronto, 20 June 2014) EY officially welcomed Atlantic Canada’s leading independent IT and business consulting firm Ambir Solutions into its family today.

“This is an exciting time for EY — and our clients in Atlantic Canada,” says Trent Henry, EY Canada’s Chairman and CEO. “We’re dedicated to helping companies move their businesses forward in this evolving market. By welcoming Ambir Solutions to the EY family, we’re strengthening our teams and enhancing our IT advisory capabilities to better serve our clients.” 

Together, EY’s global reach and Ambir’s deep IT advisory and data analytics capabilities will raise the bar on exceptional client service for companies in the Atlantic and across Canada. Expanded service offerings will enable companies to keep pace with industry change — and growing competition.

“Aligning ourselves with EY will open new doors to collaborate globally,” says Ian Cavanagh, new EY partner and former CEO of Ambir. “But it’s how we’ll be working together to build a better working world that makes this the right next step for both firms.”

Ambir’s award-winning business and IT consulting services team will now join EY’s offices in Halifax, Saint John, Moncton/Dieppe and St. John’s. EY is also pleased to welcome a new office in Fredericton.

This transaction marks EY’s fifth strategic acquisition in Canada in the last few years. Those deals included SRED Automation in 2013, Hergott Duval Stack LLP (establishing the Saskatoon-based EY office) in 2012, portions of RSM Richter (in Toronto and Calgary) and OME Group Consultants (in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary) in 2011.

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About Ambir Solutions
Ambir Solutions is an independent, Atlantic Canadian-headquartered IT and business consulting firm. Well known in our community, our talented people are trusted to help our clients meet their business goals through our years of experience. Ambir has been recognized nationally as #3 Great Place to Work in Canada (2013) and regionally as #1 Best Place to Work in Atlantic Canada (2007 & 2010).

Ambir has operations in Saint John, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s.