New Philadelphia, Ohio-based IPA 100 firm Rea & Associates Inc. (FY19 net revenue of $52 million) will merge in Kennedy Cottrell Richards of Gahanna, Ohio, in a deal effective Sept. 1.
Formed through a merger in 2007, Kennedy Cottrell Richards specializes in accounting, auditing and consulting services for the government sector. The firm will continue operating out of its existing office in Gahanna post-merger.
“This merger supports Rea’s strategic growth plan and Kennedy Cottrell Richards’ succession plan,” says Rea & Associates CEO Don McIntosh. “Combining our firms will better position us to provide accounting, auditing and consulting services to government entities throughout Ohio.”