Sikich Acquires IPA 200 Firm

Looking to expand its reach in the local, state and federal government space, Naperville, Ill.-based IPA 100 firm Sikich LLP (FY20 net revenue of $184.2 million) is merging in IPA 200 firm Cotton & Company of Alexandria, Va. (FY20 net revenue of $32.7 million).

“Over the past 40 years, the Cotton & Company team has established an unmatched level of sophistication in serving federal government agencies and programs and compete at a level very few can,” says Sikich CEO Chris Geier. “Amidst record growth here at Sikich and with our eyes towards continually building for the future, I am excited to pair their talented, industry-leading team with our strategic mix of services to bring second-to-none capabilities and solutions to the government and government contracting spaces.”

Founded in 1981, Cotton & Company provides services in the areas of financial and information assurance, financial and information systems consulting, contracts and grants, and litigation support to clients including Cabinet-level civilian and defense agencies, independent federal and legislative branch agencies, and state government and commercial entities. As part of the deal, more than 200 Cotton & Company employees – including 15 partners – will join Sikich.

“Sikich operates at the forefront of innovation in the professional services space, driving the digitization of organizations through a myriad of best-fit technologies, such as business intelligence, automation and workplace productivity tools,” says Cotton & Company MP Steve Koons. “We look forward to joining Sikich’s vibrant, client-centric culture where technology-enabled solutions will continue to drive value for our people and our clients.”



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