Acquisition strengthens both firms' ability to help clients with cyber security risks
KPMG in Canada is pleased to announce it has acquired Egyde, a Quebec City-based cyber security firm specializing in continuous security testing and proactive cyber security services.
"Egyde's cyber security practice is highly regarded in the market and complements our existing cyber services," said Francis Beaudoin, Technology Risk Consulting Leader for KPMG in Canada. "Their technical skills and innovative vision about cyber security are becoming increasingly important to help combat the growing cyber risks facing Canadian businesses. By joining forces with Egyde we can strengthen the service we provide to our combined clientele."
"KPMG provides our firm with the opportunity to grow our services both in Quebec and across Canada," says Guillaume Clément, Egyde's founder and CEO. "With this deal we will stay committed to providing premium services to our existing clients but now also offer them access to a broader suite of cyber security tools and services from one of the country's leading advisory firms."
The deal closed on April 5, 2018 and the firm is now known as KPMG Egyde. All employees, including Guillaume Clément, will join KPMG and continue to work out of their current offices in Quebec City and Montreal.
Egyde joins KPMG's growing national cyber practice, which now has seven dedicated cyber partners and over 40 staff helping clients identify, evaluate and manage a broad range of technology risks and opportunities. KPMG's professionals provide service in areas including cyber security, IT risk management, IT auditing, systems and controls assurance and advisory, IT project risk management, and business continuity planning.
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The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
Director, Corporate Communications
KPMG in Canada