SET has informally cooperated with Mazars since the 1990s and the two companies subsequently entered into a joint venture in 2004.
“Our aim is to grow and the merger is a step in this development. We will become an integral part of a large international organisation, with operations in 61 countries and 13,000 employees. The fact that we will now belong to one of the major audit and advisory firms in the market will give us the capacity to undertake major assignments. This is good for the sector as a whole and will have positive effects for our customers and employees,” says Lars-Åke Andréasson, Managing Director of Mazars SET.
“For a global player like Mazars, Sweden is a key market. Since we have already established a partnership with SET, this is a natural step for both parties” says Patrick de Cambourg, CEO of Mazars. “With SET, we share the same vision and sense of responsibility when performing assignments. With this merger, we will reinforce our common position in Sweden and we will offer more international services and comprehensive, flexible and tailored solutions to all the markets actors.”
Mazars has a diverse portfolio of clients, offering services to listed companies, “Owner-managed Companies”, NGOs and high net worth individuals. SET will continue to focus on family and owner-managed companies as well as listed companies.
“Mazars’ organisation and value base are very similar to ours. They are based on independence, respect and diversity. They acknowledge the cultural differences that exist in each country and we will thus continue to operate as a Swedish audit and advisory organisation. Mazars respects its partners’ work, which results in a smooth functioning cooperation between parties in various parts of the world,” says Lars-Åke Andréasson.
For further information please contact:
Lars-Åke Andréasson, Managing Director Mazars SET +46 8 796 37 68, +46 73-620 37 68, Patrick de Cambourg, CEO Mazars: (+33) (0) 1 49 97 60 00
Mazars is an international organisation specialising in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services. Mazars’ operations are based on a unique, independent and integrated partnership with global reach and local roots. Mazars has access to the skills of 13,000 professionals operating together in 61 countries, sharing the same vision and sense of responsibility when performing assignments.
Mazars offers comprehensive, flexible and tailored solutions. It is characterised by a personalised approach and dedication in its customer contacts, regardless of whether it is conducting an assignment for a multinational group, a small or medium-sized company or an owner-managed firm.
Mazars is a founding member of Praxity, an international alliance of independent accounting firms. This global alliance allows us access to the skills and expertise of a further 12,500 professionals in another 16 countries, all of whom are committed to high ethical standards and technical skills that are in demand in the market.
About SET Revisionsbyrå
SET is Sweden’s seventh largest firm of accountants with slightly more than 250 employees and an offering that includes services in auditing, tax consultation, accounting, company appraisals and financial reporting/IFRS. SET has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, and in several locations in Skåne County, including Lund, Helsingborg, Hässleholm and Landskrona.