Baker Tilly International US member firm
Mountjoy & Bressler has merged with Chilton & Medley to
form one of the largest regional practices in Kentucky.

The new firm will be called Mountjoy
Chilton Medley and has more than 100 CPAs and 200

It will provide services in audit, tax,
management advisory services, corporate finance, IPO services and
litigation support, among others.

The firm specialises in providing services
to industry sectors including real estate, construction,
automotive, manufacturing, health care, financial services and the
public sector.

Mike Mountjoy and Diane Medley will serve
as managing partners.

“This is a marriage of equals,” Medley said.
“These are two excellent firms with long track records of client
service and community involvement. It’s a perfect match.”

Mountjoy said the partnership will bring
together the best practices of two large local firms and will
benefit clients.

“Over the years we have considered a variety
of options to improve services to our clients and grow our firm,”
he said. “As with most businesses, we have considered merger and
acquisition as one of the options.”

Mountjoy & Bressler was founded in
1980, has more than 100 employees and offices in four Kentucky
locations: Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Frankfort.

Chilton & Medley was founded in 1988,
has 11 partners and more than 95 employees

“As a result of this merger, our clients will
have access to professionals with diverse areas of specialisation,
dedicated to our clients needs,” Medley added.

“Clients will still work directly with the
same person they have always worked with, but now we’ll have
internal contacts to help with issues we might not have been able
to in the past.”

In the most recent International
Accounting Bulletin
US survey, Baker Tilly International was
placed as the second-largest network of independent firms with a
combined fee income of $1.25 billion in the year to 30 June