Anders Minkler & Diehl LLP (AMD) and Huber, Ring, Helm & Co. P.C. (HRH), two of the top ranked accounting and advisory firms in St Louis, today announced plans to merge their practices.
AMD Partners and HRH Principals have agreed to the combination and terms. Pending final approvals, the merger is anticipated to take effect January 1, 2013. The new firm will have more than 160 partners and staff members, with approximately $26 million in revenue. While the legal name of the firm will be Anders Minkler Huber & Helm LLP, effective January 1, we will be marketed as ANDERS under a new brand platform.
“This merger will bring together two firms of significant scope to offer an unprecedented local emphasis on serving privately-held businesses and individual clients,” said Robert J. Minkler, Jr., CPA, managing partner at AMD. “The combination of these two great organizations provides us with the opportunity to continue to deliver the exemplary service and personal attention we are known for individually, but from a position of greater size and strength collectively. This merger allows us to retain our commitment to remain a local firm, while being one of the largest firms not only in the St. Louis marketplace, but throughout the Midwest.”
Thomas S. Helm, CPA, HRH president and CEO, said “together we will be the firm of choice for privately-held companies and individuals seeking the freedom to follow their passions, by allowing us to handle their financial needs through comprehensive services, deep industry experience and client commitment. In addition to offering greater synergies for our clients, we believe it will also offer additional opportunities and greater potential for our staffs.”
According to Minkler and Helm, both firms have very diverse clients across a wide variety of industries. Combined, the new firm will be a powerful resource in health care; sports, arts & entertainment; manufacturing and distribution; construction and real estate; not-for-profit; family wealth & estate planning, employee benefit plans; and other industries, in addition to a strong technical foundation in tax, audit, forensics and valuation, and advisory services.
Both AMD and HRH were started in 1965. While this is the first overall firm merger for AMD, which most recently merged the Barnes Sports Group into its Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group, HRH has previously merged several smaller firms into their practice.