Looking to expand its financial services offerings, as well as its presence in Arkansas, Springfield, Mo.-based IPA 100 firm BKD LLP (FY21 net revenue of $758.1 million) is merging in regulatory compliance consulting firm Bankers Assurance LLC of Little Rock, Ark.
Founded in 2009, Bankers Assurance serves more than 75 financial institutions in Arkansas and surrounding states, ranging from smaller community banks to larger regional institutions. As part of the deal, the Bankers Assurance staff of five, including founder Shaun Harms, will join BKD as part of the firm’s Little Rock office.
“Our Arkansas financial services team has known the Bankers Assurance team for many years, and we have always admired their reputation in the industry,” says BKD Little Rock OMP Susan Davenport. “Blending our teams will lead to services and resources for our clients that are much more than the sum of their parts.”