Mazars and Aunexis join forces

Zurich, 12 April 2019. Mazars, an international, integrated and independent audit and consulting firm specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services is taking over Aunexis AG, which specialises in internal audit and consultancy for banks and financial service providers, with immediate effect. The merger will combine the strengths of both companies and provide clients with a broader range of services.

Strengthening the market position

Aunexis AG is an established provider of in internal audit and consultancy for banks and financial service providers. With offices in Bern, Zurich and Geneva, the company can draw on its many years of experience and currently serves more than 60 banks, securities dealers and other financial services providers. 

"We are delighted with the merger. Aunexis and Mazars complement each other perfectly. Both employees and clients will benefit from this," says José Caneda, Managing Partner of Mazars in Switzerland. "The merger will enable us to expand our portfolio in the Financial Services sector, focus more closely on our clients and consolidate our market position," explains Caneda. 

Shared values

The two partners and the employees of Aunexis will be integrated into the Banking and Asset Management division, which now comprises more than 30 people. Kurt Stoll and Roland Wild, Managing Partner at Aunexis will join the Mazars Switzerland partnership. 

"We are thrilled to be part of the Mazars' team. We have a lot in common and share the same values such as an entrepreneurial approach and good relationships with employees and clients alike, coupled with respect and authenticity," says Kurt Stoll, Partner at Aunexis. In addition, we are bringing together two very experienced and competent teams with an excellent and broad know-how," adds Roland Wild, Partner at Aunexis. 

Mazars with new office in Berne

With the takeover, Mazars seamlessly adds yet another chapter to its already impressive success story. The company has witnessed steady growth in recent years. Mazars boosted Swiss turnover by 24% in the 2017/2018 financial year. This was heightened by the continual expansion of new locations and the creation and development of new business sectors. "We now have an office in Berne. This is a strategically important step for strengthening our presence in German-speaking Switzerland," explains Caneda. 

About Mazars

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, advisory, accounting and tax services. Operating in over 89 countries, the firm draws on the expertise of 23,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors, public bodies and financial institutions at every stage in their development. In Switzerland Mazars has over 200 employees working in our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Sion. 

About Aunexis

Aunexis provides internal auditing and consultancy services for financial institutions. The company employs around 15 individuals in Berne, Zurich and Geneva. The partnership-driven company serves more than 60 banks, securities dealers and other financial service providers.