Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly (FY19 net revenue of $341.7 million) has merged in Tustin, Calif.-based HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors (FY19 net revenue of $17.9 million).
The deal, effective May 18, will add 13 partners and 80 staff to Eide Bailly and a new office in Orange County, Calif., in addition to the 10 it already operates in the state.
“The addition of HMWC enhances our California team with a strong commitment to client service, talented staff and a culture that matches our own dedication to being a firm of choice for clients and staff,” says MP and CEO Dave Stende.
HMWC , founded 52 years ago, specializes in medical, dental, construction and real estate clients.
“Joining forces with Eide Bailly will help us serve our clients even better by allowing us to offer additional resources and services to our clients that will help them achieve their goals,” says MP Steve Williams. “We will be able to enhance our ability to serve our clients with additional expertise and talent in areas such as technology consulting, specialized tax services and more that will help them succeed in today’s business environment.”
He adds that staff will also benefit with opportunities for learning and professional growth “to pursue their passions, which in turn will enrich our clients’ experiences.”
Koltin Consulting Group and Gary Shamis of Winding River Consulting advised both two firms.
“HMWC had opportunities with many regional and national firms, but the culture match with Eide Bailly, as well as the leadership and growth opportunities for both clients and their people, made this a great match between two high-performing and well-respected firms,” says Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group.
Eide Bailly will have more than 350 partners and 2,500 staff after the merger takes effect.