Crowe Chizek and Enterprise Financial announce merger

Public accounting and consulting firm Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC has announced its intention to combine practices with Enterprise Financial Consulting Group LLC, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based provider of risk management consulting, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and technical accounting.

The two firms will operate under the Crowe name. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal

Crowe Group LLP, parent company of Crowe Chizek, is one of the 10 largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S.

"We believe this combination of practices with EFC provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to better serve the expanding needs of our East Coast clients," said Chuck Allen, Crowe's chief executive officer. "The combination with EFC positions Crowe for even stronger growth on the East Coast. An added benefit is the greater access to the tremendous talent within EFC that we can tap into on behalf of our clients."

Founded in 1996, EFC professionals provide customized risk consulting, governance and compliance solutions to East Coast businesses, which align with Crowe's industry and geographic growth strategy.

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