BKD has acquired Texas firm Parrish, Moody
& Fikes (PMF).

PMF has 50 staff, including partner Michael
Oatman. The firm specialises in assisting health care
providers and serves more than 80 hospitals, according to
the firm.

Dallas managing partner Larry King
and Dallas assistant managing partner Tom Watson will
lead the Waco office, which will be affiliated with BKD’s Dallas

“The merger of BKD and PMF is a game changer
for Texas health care,” Watson said.

“Our Texas offices now serve nearly 25 percent
of Texas hospitals. PMF’s experienced professionals are a
welcome addition to our growing Texas health care practice,” Watson

According to International Accounting
data, BKD is the tenth largest firm in the US with
annual fee income of $404m.