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  • BDO History

    Exceptional client services in more than 162 countries…

Professional services with the utmost standards, delivered across the globe…

BDO was founded in 1963 with five founding member firms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, the US and Canada, as the Binder Seidman International Group. In 1973, 3 member firms adopted a common name an acronym derived from the initials of each individual firm, and BDO was used by all members from then on. These three firms were Binder Hamlyn (UK) Dijker & Co (Holland) Otte & Co (Germany).

BDO global network recorded a total revenue of US$ 9 billion in the year 2018. BDO operates via 1,600 offices in more than 162 countries providing auditing and consultancy services, with more than 80,000 professionals including partners working in these offices, worldwide. Today, BDO’s entrepreneurial spirit continues to develop as it further expands each passing day. No matter how much we grow, however, we will continue to stay loyal to our common goal across the globe: “an exceptional client service.”