Enterprise, Ala.-based IPA 100 firm Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC (CRI) (FY21 net revenue of $382.3 million) has acquired Brown Nelms & Co. PC of Peachtree City, Ga.
“Brown Nelms and CRI share a strong commitment to serving the greater Atlanta area, extensive histories of exceptional client service, employee-focused cultures and a dedication to forging growth in our profession,” says CRI chairman and MP William Carr. “This joining is a natural fit for both firms, and we look forward to our shared futures and the possibilities ahead for our clients, partners, employees and the Atlanta area.”
Founded in 1983, Brown Nelms provides tax, audit, accounting, financial reporting and strategic planning services to clients in a wide array of industries, including construction, manufacturing, real estate, non-profit and more.
“There is a reason why CRI is now the largest regional CPA and advisory firm based exclusively in the Southeast – and that reason is their culture of caring about their people and their clients,” adds Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the merger. “Combine that with their great leadership, talent and innovation, and you quickly see why they have become a destination for great talent. And Brown Nelms is known throughout the Atlanta region for their specialization in the construction industry. They were sought after by many acquirers but chose CRI for all of the above reasons.”