Mergers

Practice Development

Management Essentials: Five Merger Tips to Help You Seal the Deal

Having completed five mergers while the managing partner of my firm, I learned many lessons along the way and have some of the scars to prove it. Regardless of whether you're the buyer or the seller, here are a few tips that will help you find and seal the right deal.
Community News

CPA Firm Miranda & Associates Expands into San Diego County

Miranda & Associates, a full-service accounting and management consulting firm, announced it has expanded its Newport Beach–based practice into San Diego through the addition of North County Tax & Accountancy (NCT).
Community News

Eide Bailly and Wipfli Discontinue Merger Discussions

On February 24, 2012, executives of the accounting and consulting firms of Wipfli and Eide Bailly announced the firms would not complete a proposed merger. The firms decided not to proceed with the proposed merger and will continue to operate as separate CPA firms.
Community News

Accounting Firms Merge and Expand in Dallas

On February 3, 2012, Austin-based PMB Helin Donovan LLP (PMB) announced its merger with Vink Teague & Associates LLLP (VTA). The firm will operate under the PMB Helin Donovan name.
Community News

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
Community News

Marien + Company, LLC Merges with O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Marien + Company, LLC, which has been servicing clients in eastern Connecticut for the last thirty-one years, is now practicing as O'Connor Davies, LLP. In addition to traditional accounting, tax, and consulting services, Marien + Company brings a significant government and nonprofit practice to O'Connor Davies.
Community News

Gerald Brignola, CPA, PA, Merges with Traphagen Financial Group

Traphagen Financial Group, an accounting and wealth management firm, announced its merger with Gerald Brignola, CPA, PA (GB), a Paramus, New Jersey–based accounting firm, effective January 1, 2012.
Community News

Weaver Merges with John R. Hannah & Co., LLP

On January 6, Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, announced its merger with John R. Hannah & Co., LLP, that went into effect January 1. The merger will enable Weaver to expand its services to local San Antonio clients.
Community News

Hayashi and Wayland Acquires Snyder Accountancy Firm

Hayashi & Wayland Accounting & Consulting, LLP, announced the January 1, 2012, acquisition of Snyder Accountancy, a full-service public accounting firm headquartered in Monterey, California, with a satellite office in Salinas, California.
Community News

Trout, Ebersole, Groff Announces Merger with Devaney and Co.

On January 1, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP announced they had merged with Devaney & Co., P.C. The professionals at Devaney & Co. joined the Trout, Ebersole & Groff team, enhancing the high-quality accounting services provided by both firms. The merged firms will continue operations as Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP.
Community News

The Merger of A.S. Fricano and Co., CPAs and Daniel D. Wolfe, CPA

A.S. Fricano & Co., CPAs and Daniel D. Wolfe, CPA merged their firms effective October 1, 2011; however, the merger was not officially announced until December 29, 2011. The new firm operates as Byler, Wolfe, Lutsch & Kampfer, CPAs Inc.
Community News

Sovie and Bowie CPAs and Bowers and Company CPAs Have Merged

On January 1, 2012, Sovie & Bowie CPAs in Watertown, New York, merged with Bowers & Company CPAs in Syracuse, New York. The combined firm will use the Bowers & Company name. Bowers & Company provides a wide array of tax, auditing, accounting software, and consulting services.
Tax

Video News Update for Week of January 9, 2012

AccountingWEB's Weekly News Update for the week of January 9, 2012 is available in video format!
Community News

Eide Bailly and Wipfli Accounting Firms Announce Plans to Merge

On January 6, 2012, Eide Bailly LLP and Wipfli LLP, two accounting and consulting firms that are among the largest in the country, announced their plans to merge. Pending regulatory approval, the merger will be official June 1, 2012.
Community News

California Accounting Firms Join Forces

Sensiba San Filippo LLP has announced its merger with W.H. Mayer Accountancy Corporation, a firm with a 55-year history of providing accounting and tax advice to businesses and individuals in the San Francisco Bay area.
Community News

Boston Accounting Firms Announce Merger

On January 1st, the Boston firm of Robert, Finnegan & Lynah, PC became part of the New England practice of Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms.
Tax

Web Sites Designed for Accountants by Thomson Reuters & Emochila Team

On December 9, Thomson Reuters announced it had acquired Emochila, a leading Web site design company that works specifically with accounting and tax firms. Thomson Reuters and Emochila will now work in collaboration to assist accounting professionals in creating and maintaining their Web sites.
Tax

Halt! District Court Judge Blocks H&R Block Merger

A district court judge has stopped H&R Block, the country's largest tax-preparation service, from buying out the maker of TaxAct software. The proposed deal would have eliminated a competitor that is undercutting the household name through lower pricing and product innovation.
Community News

Clifton Gunderson, LarsonAllen to Merge: New Firm Will Rank Among Top 10 CPA Firms

Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen, two of the nation’s top 20 certified public accounting and consulting firms, have announced plans to merge and form one of the top 10 accounting firms in the United States.
Tax

Government Forces Showdown over H&R Block Merger with TaxAct

The government is seeking to block a proposed merger by H&R Block, the country's largest tax preparation firm, in its first antitrust action in seven years. The outcome will likely resonate loudly throughout the industry.

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