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Deloitte joins forces with mhm in South Australia


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20 May 2010: Professional services firm Deloitte, announced today that the partners and staff of one of Adelaide’s leading professional services firms, mhm would be joining Deloitte’s Adelaide and Perth offices.

Commenting on the union of the two firms, Deloitte Managing Partner in Adelaide, Rob DiMonte said, “Deloitte will now have the strongest private business practice in South Australia, as well as the most dominant IT and Business Consulting practice in the state.

“This union is a show of confidence by Deloitte in the strength and resilience of the South Australian economy, and its growing resource and defence industries underpinned by a fast growing private company market.

“Deloitte’s Adelaide practice will now comprise 28 partners and more than 340 people providing audit, tax, management consulting and corporate finance services to publicly listed companies and Government in addition to the newly enlarged private business practice which will trade under the name of Deloitte Private.

The friendly union will capitalise on the strong cultural fit, mutual learnings and growth opportunities of both firms,” said Mr DiMonte. “It recognises the core strengths and service offerings of mhm which will complement our existing service offerings.

“It ensures our private business offering, Deloitte Private remains at the forefront of professional services for privately owned businesses, family businesses and high net worth individuals, providing a full and comprehensive service to a fast growing sector of the South Australian economy.

“Both firms’ client bases are testaments to the expertise we all provide and also reflect the importance we both place on developing and maintaining long standing personal relationships with our clients,” concluded Mr DiMonte.

Managing Partner and CEO of mhm, John Hood said, “This union will ensure our people have more career opportunities, enhanced systems and processes and a comprehensive service offering in both our private businesses and management consulting markets.

“The benefits of this will be delivered to clients through outstanding service and our ability to attract, develop and retain the best partners and people to serve our clients.

“When we were in discussion with Deloitte we thought long and hard about the cultural fit and opportunities it would create. mhm has many of South Australia’s leading companies as clients. We look forward to supporting them as significant businesses in our state and also working with them as we continue our long-standing relationships.” added Mr Hood.

Deloitte Adelaide will operate dual offices, with Deloitte Private focusing exclusively on private clients from offices based at Greenhill Road, and Deloitte’s Management Consulting, Corporate Finance, Tax, Risk Services, and Audit teams remaining in Waymouth Street.

Eight mhm people will join the Deloitte office in Perth, to further reinforce the firm’s strength across a diverse range of businesses and industries.

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Contacts

Name:
Jane Kneebone
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Corporate Affairs & Communications
Phone:
Tel: +61 3 9671 7389, Mobile: +61 416 148 845
Email
jakneebone@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Vessa Playfair
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Head of Corporate Affairs
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9322 7576, Mobile: +61 419 267 676
Email
vplayfair@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Rob DiMonte
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
SA Managing Partner
Phone:
Tel: +61 8 8407 7183; Mobile: 0406 660 285
Email
rdimonte@deloitte.com.au
Name:
John Hood
Company:
mhm
Job Title:
Managing Partner and CEO
Phone:
Tel: +61 8 8291 0300
Email
john.hood@mhm.com.au

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