US Baker Tilly firms in mid-tier
mergers

Two US members of Baker Tilly International have boosted their
market presence through mergers.

Texas-based Baker Tilly member Weaver and Tidwell, which has 300
staff and offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, has merged
with Patterson, Newman & Associates (PNA). The merger forms
part of Weaver and Tidwell’s strategy to build its energy
practice.

PNA’s William Newman will be the partner in charge of the energy
attestation practice. Wade Watson also joins the firm as a partner
and will assist in managing the energy attestation practice. PNA’s
Charles Flaniken will be a consultant and contract employee in the
combined firm.

Newman said PNA’s existing clients will benefit from the added
depth the merger provides. “We are proud to bring our experience
and knowledge of both state and federal regulations, as well as our
great working relationships with the [Environmental Protection
Agency]. This merger will better position us to serve growing
businesses throughout the country. This merger will make Weaver and
Tidwell one of the largest providers of energy attestations in the
US,” Newman explained.

Weaver and Tidwell represent a broad range of clients, including
large national and international corporations, publicly and
privately held businesses, non-profit organisations and government
entities. The firm provides audit, accounting, tax, business
valuation, estate planning and wealth transfer, forensic
accounting, information technology, international services,
property tax and risk advisory services.

Expanding coverage

Parente Randolph, a Philadelphia-based member of
Baker Tilly International, has also been involved in a merger,
bringing 17 staff from New Jersey firm Boyle, Brogan, Shusman &
Nicastro (BBSN). Parente Randolph is spread over 11 offices
throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

BBSN principal Richard Boyle said keeping up with client demands
was the motive behind the merger. “BBSN has experienced
unprecedented growth and expansion over the past few years and we
wanted to ensure we could continue to offer our clients the
industry expertise and services they would need to keep them
competitive in today’s marketplace,” he said.