Atlanta-based IPA 100 firm Aprio LLP (FY22 net revenue of $317.3 million) is merging in Conyers, Ga.-based IPA 300 firm Antares Group Inc. (FY22 net revenue of $16.3 million).
Founded in 1984, Antares Group specializes in accounting, tax and technology solutions for restaurants, franchises and franchisors. The strategic combination will more than double the size of Aprio’s restaurant, franchise and hospitality industry team.
“We are pumped about the win-win benefits that Antares Group and Aprio amplify as a combined entity, which will solidify Aprio’s position as a national leader in the restaurant, franchise and hospitality industry,” says Aprio CEO and MP Richard Kopelman. “The combination furthers our ability to deliver business advisory, accounting, tax planning, complex audit services and more during the entire lifecycle of a business.”
“The combination of our firms represents a unique opportunity to facilitate our continued growth in the restaurant and franchise industry,” adds Antares Group MP Mark Kashgegian. “This also represents a tremendous opportunity for members of our team to advance their professional growth and continue to build meaningful careers as part of a larger firm.”