Brown Edwards, LLP, an Inside Public Accounting Top 100 Accounting, Tax and Advisory firm based in Roanoke, Virginia, announces its intent to acquire Mitchell Wiggins, a leading provider of tax, audit and business consulting services in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area. This partnership will enhance the resources and capabilities that both firms can provide to their clients, rivaling those of large national firms, while still providing the personal attention needed to better support local and middle market clients. The acquisition has an effective date of November 1, 2021.
David Reardon states, “We are very excited to join Brown Edwards. In going through the due diligence process, it became very apparent that the mission and culture of our firms are in alignment. As Brown Edwards, we will be able to provide greater resources to our clients and continue to look for ways to expand our offerings. The administrative support offered by the combined operations will enable our professionals to focus on assisting clients to find the best solutions to address their unique business, financial and advisory needs. In addition to the specialized offerings to our clients, the enhanced training and mentoring to our staff will help them become future business leaders.” Mr. Reardon currently serves as the Managing Partner of Mitchell Wiggins and following the closing will continue in leadership as the Metro Richmond area coordinator. Thomas Puryear will serve as area coordinator in the Tri-Cities location.
“Brown Edwards is thrilled to bring a firm with a reputation as solid and strong as Mitchell Wiggins into our practice. Our acquisition of Gregg & Bailey in early 2020 and the on-going client service they have delivered since then, has positioned us well to expand further in the Richmond area. The size and strength of the combined Mitchell Wiggins and Brown Edwards operations will allow us to continue to offer more client-focused expertise with a deeper bench to serve all of our clients going forward.”, states Brown Edwards CEO Jason Hartman.
The Mitchell Wiggins team will bring 6 new partners and an additional 47 new team members to Brown Edwards operations in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area. The newly combined operations will be located in the former Mitchell Wiggins office space at 1802 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226, with a satellite client meeting location in the existing Brown Edwards office in Midlothian. The acquisition will also result in Brown Edwards first office in Petersburg, serving the Tri-Cities area. In total, the combined new RVA operation will employ 70 professionals, totaling over 400 team members firm wide.
About Brown Edwards
Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with offices in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee, and is included in Inside Public Accounting’s list as one of the top 100 firms in the United States, an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, and a Top 50 Construction Accounting Firm as compiled by Construction Executive magazine. Brown Edwards is proud to support a wide-range of industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including dealerships, benefit plans, construction, credit unions, education, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, state and local government, real estate and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.BEcpas.com.
About Mitchell Wiggins
Mitchell Wiggins is a full-service accounting firm with a 77-year heritage of serving businesses and individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our partners and employees deliver client centered services and guidance to closely-held businesses in a variety of industries and nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to listen to you, identify your needs, and provide sound accounting, tax, and business solutions.
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