KPMG acquires cyber security firm Egyde
KPMG in Canada has acquired Egyde, a Quebec City-based cyber security firm specialising 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."
Guillaume Clément, Egyde's founder and CEO, added: "KPMG provides our firm with the opportunity to grow our services both in Quebec and across Canada. 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.