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Deloitte acquires safety and regulatory compliance company Visser Consulting

Expanded safety and regulatory compliance group positions Deloitte as a leader in operations services to the energy sector

Calgary, August 5, 2014 – Deloitte announced today that it has acquired Visser Consulting Ltd., a leading provider of regulatory, safety and environmental compliance services to energy companies in Western Canada. The expanded Regulatory, Safety & Environment group positions Deloitte as a leader in helping energy companies meet the regulatory requirements for safety, compliance, emergency response, pipeline integrity, waste tracking and the environment.

“Visser has a long and well-established track record of providing integrated regulatory and safety services to the energy sector,” said Paul Zonneveld, Enterprise Risk Services Leader for Western Canada and Global Leader for Energy & Resource Risk Services. “In recent years, the industry has experienced a dramatic increase in activity, resulting in greater safety and regulatory compliance issues, which are also becoming increasingly complex. Bringing in a seasoned team of regulatory and safety professionals enables us to better meet the needs of energy companies.”

“Visser was created to help companies put safety and environmental stewardship front and centre by understanding and managing their regulatory compliance obligations,” said Ron Visser, one of the owners of Visser Consulting. “We’re excited to combine 20 years of safety and regulatory compliance experience with Deloitte’s leadership in operational excellence. Not only are we expanding the range of services for our valued energy clients; we’re also able to offer our regulatory compliance expertise to multinational energy companies.”

This is Deloitte’s eighth acquisition since early 2013. “Acquisitions are an important part of our overall growth strategy, and this one is no exception,” said Alexandre Baril, Deloitte’s Corporate Development Officer. “So far this year, we’ve acquired an R&D tax firm, a crisis management boutique and a legal document review company.”

Each acquisition demonstrates Deloitte’s commitment to providing integrated services that help its clients respond to the most significant challenges and opportunities facing their business.

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