Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY14 net revenue of $178.1 million) announced that Media, Pa.-based Elko & Associates joined the firm effective Dec. 31. Elko provides audit, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals in the northeastern United States. This is the fourth acquisition for Wipfli within a year and marks the third acquisition for the firm in two months.
“We’ve been searching for an exceptional firm to merge with in the Northeastern United States to expand our firm into that area of the country and found Elko. We are thrilled to be combining with a well-respected firm that has such a strong reputation for helping businesses succeed and technical excellence,” says Rick Dreher, MP of Wipfli LLP.
Michael Pozielli, managing director of Elko, says, “Elko is very proud of our 54-year history serving Northeastern businesses and individuals and giving back to our community. We are excited to join a firm with a similar client service philosophy and similar values. This combination with Wipfli is a positive development for our clients and our associates. For our clients, it will broaden and deepen the specialized services and industry-focused solutions we are able to provide, allowing us to continue to meet their needs as they grow and face new challenges in the years ahead. For our associates, the combination will provide advanced training opportunities and increased career opportunities with a larger firm.”
As part of this combination, 81 Elko professionals, including 12 partners, have joined Wipfli. The firm has two full-service offices located in the Philadelphia area and is a member of PKF North America.