Rich Rotstein LLP has agreed to merge with Collins Barrow Toronto.

The combination allows Collins Barrow Toronto to continue to build its presence throughout the region, while it concentrates on enhancing its valuation practice in Canada.

Rich Rotstein’s 33 employees will join the Collins Barrow Toronto’s team.

“This merger will be beneficial to both parties," Rich Rotstein founding partner Larry Rich said in a statement. "Over the course of our discussions, it became clear that our firms were cut from the same cloth. Both are unwavering in their dedication to delivering excellence, providing a superior client experience and increasing the knowledge required to continuously improve business. Collins Barrow Toronto represents the type of practice we aspire to – this decision ultimately brings our vision closer to fruition.”

“Rich Rotstein’s expertise in valuation and litigation support services allows Collins Barrow Toronto to build up the bench strength that will give us a competitive advantage in this area," Collins Barrow Toronto managing partner Harry Blum said. "The firm also includes a robust accounting practice, which serves public companies, not-for-profits and entrepreneurial clients. This merger furthers our strategy to increase market share by offering clients a one-stop service platform.”

“Today we are growing strategically, aligning ourselves with top talent and becoming indispensable advisors,” Blum explained. “As we increase our footprint in the Toronto market, we remain mindful of the advantages we offer as a midsized firm. While Collins Barrow Toronto is developing its offerings to encompass the extensive knowledge and resources that are typical of a larger firm, we continue to combine this with boutique-style service.”