The newest Top 10 public accounting firm will be named FORVIS on June 1, the date the mega-merger of BKD and Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) becomes official.
FORVIS – chosen from more than 200 options, including combinations of BKD and DHG – is a combination of the words forward and vision. The new name “not only reflects the unique heritage of each firm but also the way the combined firm will operate moving forward,” the CEOs of BKD and DHG said in a joint announcement.
Springfield, Mo.-based BKD and Charlotte, N.C.-based DHG, both 2021 INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Best of the Best Firms, announced the deal in February. FORVIS will have a combined revenue of $1.4 billion, employ more than 5,500 people, and operate offices across the country and internationally.
“Business today is moving faster, with greater complexity than ever before. To lead in this environment, businesses need to anticipate and prepare for what comes next,” says BKD CEO Tom Watson, future FORVIS CEO. Matt Snow, CEO of DHG and future FORVIS chair, says, “When we heard FORVIS, we knew it represented who we will be. Together on June 1, we will be infinitely stronger and uniquely focused on what is next.”