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Volume 7 · Issue 2 · February 2002


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BSI Buys KPMG Registration Unit in Largest Registrar Acquisition

BSI, Inc., has announced an agreement to purchase the Canadian and US registration practices of KPMG, effective February 28, 2002. It will make BSI, Inc., the largest registrar in North American ISO 9001/2/3 certificates issued and second in ISO 14001 certificates. The acquisition’s affects and benefits, the state of the registration market and the risks when registrars provide more than auditing services are discussed, and three members of the quality community provide their perspectives on the merger.