Mazars announces merger with Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos

Brussels, 14th September 2009 - The partners of Mazars and Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos have signed an agreement confirming the merger between the two firms with effect from 1st September.
The new organisation will be named Mazars and will employ 100 professionals in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. It will have an annual turnover of 11 million euros.

Lieven Acke, Senior Partner at Mazars in Belgium, states: "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. Our professional colleagues at Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos, highly regarded among the financial community in Belgium, particularly in Banking and Insurance, complete the array of specialist services provided by Mazars. They join a unique international organisation, which is both integrated and independent."

Philippe Gossart, Partner at Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos, adds : "We are delighted to be joining Mazars, a group whose values and philosophy are very close to our own. The merger with Mazars is a natural step in the development of our business which will allow us to continue improving the support we offer our clients within our audit and advisory services."

About Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos

Goossens Gossart Joos and Cardyn & Joos have offices in Brussels and Louvain. Both companies exercise audit assignments for over 250 legal entities in various sectors - insurances, trade, industry, finances, real estate, services and the non profit sector.

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