Nesbitt, Thomson and Company

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Nesbitt Thomson and Company is a former Canadian stock brokerage firm founded in 1912 by Arthur J. Nesbitt and Peter A. T. Thomson. The company was headquartered on St. James Street in Montreal, Quebec and its success helped make the area the financial centre of Canada.

In 1987, Nesbitt Thomson was acquired by the Bank of Montreal with Brian J. Steck appointed its President and CEO. In 1994, the firm was merged with Burns Fry Ltd. to create the Nesbitt Burns Inc. entity now operating as BMO Capital Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank of Montreal Financial Group.

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