BKD on the ground in Pennsylvania with Malin Bergquist

BKD logo colorBKD, LLP, one of the country’s largest CPA and advisory firms, has acquired Pennsylvania-based accounting firm Malin Bergquist & Company, LLP. Malin Bergquist will officially join BKD on October 1, 2013.

“Malin Bergquist and BKD are well-matched in many regards, starting with our cultural commonalities,” said BKD CEO Ted Dickman. “A shared focus on integrity and an innovative approach to exceptional service has enabled both firms to build a loyal client base that values professionalism, expertise and responsiveness.”

Founded more than 50 years ago, Malin Bergquist is home to a dedicated staff of 75 that serves a diverse mix of clients from offices in Erie and Pittsburgh. As a result of the combination, BKD welcomes eight new partners, including Malin Bergquist CEO Jeffrey Deane. Deane will serve as managing partner of BKD’s Pennsylvania offices, which will remain at their current addresses.

“We’re thrilled BKD has chosen to enter the Mid-Atlantic region with Malin Bergquist, and we look forward to growing our client base here,” Deane said. “BKD is a fantastic firm with knowledgeable advisors and extensive resources that will enable us to keep delivering the high-quality, personal service our clients have come to expect and deserve.”

BKD’s thought leadership spans many industries and service areas, including wealth management, private equity, corporate finance, business transition, international, forensics, valuation and technology. In addition to strong tax and employee benefit plan audit practices, Malin Bergquist serves foreign-owned and closely held businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate and construction industries.

With the addition of Malin Bergquist, BKD now has 33 offices in 15 states and combined annual revenues of more than $425 million. The firm’s aapproximately 2,100 professionals, including 250 partners, serve clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD provides tax, assurance and accounting outsourcing services as well as specialized consulting to health care providers, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturers, distributors, construction and real estate companies, energy providers and a variety of not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities, including colleges and universities.

BKD already serves close to 200 clients—many in the health care industry—in the Keystone State.

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