Enterprise, Ala.-based Carr Riggs & Ingram (FY18 net revenue of $306 million) has expanded its presence in Mississippi with a merger of Laurel, Miss.-based Wm. F. Horne & Company, which also operates an office in Hattiesburg.
“Increasing our footprint in Mississippi is an important part of our growth strategy,” says William H. Carr, chairman and MP of CRI. “The Wm. F. Horne & Company office in Laurel coupled with our current Jackson office leverages the alliance of our combined teams and resources to enhance our client service delivery and technical expertise, while further establishing our strength in the state.”
Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the merger says, “CRI continues their magical journey of becoming one of the Southeast region’s powerhouse firms, as well as one of the fastest-growing, first-generation firms in the country. Their innovation, culture and great leadership continue to be a major draw for firms looking for additional depth and resources.”
Koltin also says that Wm. F. Horne is one of the most respected and successful CPA firms in the state.
CRI now operates in 10 states, offering accounting, auditing, tax, advisory and client accounting services. CRI also operates seven portfolio companies: Auditwerx (SOC reporting and IT audits), CRI Advanced Analytics (data analytics), CRI Capital Advisors (investment banking), CRI Solutions Group (management consulting), CRI TPA Services (retirement plan administration), Paywerx (payroll management) and Level Four Advisory Services (wealth management).