Why Deloitte Is Buying Global IO

By Noah Long ● February 1, 2020
  • Deloitte Canada recently announced it is buying Global IO. This is why Deloitte is acquiring the company.

Deloitte Canada recently announced it is buying Global IO — which is known as a worldwide leader in integrated operations (IO) in the areas of mining, energy, and utilities. Launched in Perth, Australia in 2014, Global IO operates around the world with additional offices in Montreal and Vancouver in Canada, and Santiago in Chile.

Going forward, Global IO leadership will join Deloitte consulting practices in Canada, Chile, and Australia as part of the company’s operations transformation offering. And this will enhance Deloitte’s capabilities and reputation within the space to offer clients a complete delivery of operational transformation services.

“This is an important step towards creating a one-stop-shop for Deloitte clients on a global scale,” said Deloitte Global Mining and Metals Leader Andrew Swart. “Deloitte firms have previously collaborated with Global IO on several large engagements. The acquisition of Global IO adds crucial depth and breadth to Deloitte capabilities, and improves the ability of Deloitte firms to support clients in their journey of operational transformation.”

This acquisition will further Deloitte’s qualifications in delivering end-to-end integrated operations projects and expand available services to Global IO’s clients in the areas of change management, project management, analytics, and digital strategy.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Global IO,” explained Deloitte Canada chief executive officer Anthony Viel. “This addition is a key differentiator for Deloitte, and a major win for our clients, who will truly benefit from a one-stop-shop approach. Global IO’s strong reputation and credibility, and deep relationships within the mining and energy sectors, will allow us both to expand our efforts, and provide dependable services to our clients from start to finish in a more agile and deliberate way.”

Global IO’s personnel of qualified professionals in design, implementation, operations management process, and integrated operations deployments in mining, energy, and utilities are going to operate from Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary (Deloitte Canada), Santiago (Deloitte Chile), and Perth (Deloitte Australia). And Global IO partners joining Deloitte include Dominic Collins, now a partner at Deloitte Chile; Pieter Lottering, now a principal at Deloitte Australia; and Eamonn Treacy, now a director at Deloitte Canada.

“What a brilliant next chapter for our team,” stated Dominic Collins, previously a partner at Global IO, now partner, Deloitte Chile. “This is a great opportunity for us to not only better serve our clients under the banner of Deloitte, but to expand our services with new resources, to broaden our scale and scope, and deliver the dependable services our customers, and Deloitte’s, have come to expect.”