We are pleased to introduce our 2019/2020 Mazars group transparency report. Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services. As of 1 January 2020, we operate in more than 90 countries and territories and draw on the expertise of over 42,000 professionals – 26,000+ in Mazars’ integrated partnership complemented by 16,000 professionals via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage of their development.
In a year like no other, and while we primarily focused on the safety of our teams and our clients’, we managed to do more than weather the storm. Our previous strategic plan – The Next20 – came to an end and we can reasonably acknowledge that we met most of the objectives we had set for ourselves.
Actually, we have collectively taken Mazars to the next level. We now are a truly global group, the only one with a genuinely independent and integrated model. We have kept our European roots, but we operate in more than 90 countries around the world. We have developed a full range of services, and considerably increased our client base. We are getting close to the symbolic milestone of two billion euros in revenue, which we had projected, and we have over 26,000 Mazarians.
Whilst investing, we have been able to develop our market positions. In our core audit business, we have recorded significant successes with large PIEs in France and in the UK, particularly. We have reinforced the Mazars North America Alliance, which enables us to rely on the expertise of another 16,000 professionals, to serve large multinational corporates in the USA and Canada. Our regional organisation has also been solidified, as have all our service lines. In light of these achievements, there is no doubt Mazars is now a true global player, one that offers a choice in a market that is looking for increased variety and alternatives.
The new brand identity we unveiled at the end of 2020 comes at a timely moment to celebrate our progress and propel us into our One24 programme. We can all be proud of what we have done together, but we want to further accelerate our transformation. Our goal is to clearly anchor Mazars as one of the leading international audit, tax and advisory firms, with a long-term perspective and without ever compromising our values, our dedication to the general interest and our model.