BlumShapiro Merges with Sullivan & Company

9 Jan 2013

Baker Tilly International member firm BlumShapiro (West Hartford, Connecticut, USA) has merged with Sullivan & Company located in Providence, one of the largest and best-known accounting names in Rhode Island. The merger became official on 1 January 2013 and makes BlumShapiro one of the Top 50 accounting firms in the US, with 340 employees throughout New England.

The merged firm, which will retain the BlumShapiro name, will now have offices in West Hartford and Shelton, Connecticut, Boston and Rockland, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.

"We are pleased to have a firm as highly respected and renowned as Sullivan & Company join our team. Their addition to BlumShapiro not only gives us Top 50 status, but also strengthens our audit, tax and business consulting expertise," BlumShapiro managing partner, Carl Johnson said. "Both firms are committed to and share a common culture of providing the breadth, expertise and access to multiple experts and meeting the individual needs of each client and delivering solutions tailored to each client's needs. BlumShapiro looks forward to building on the excellent reputation that Sullivan & Company has established in Providence and to remaining a valued community partner in the area, just as we are in Hartford, Fairfield County and Boston."

"Sullivan & Company has been a vital part of the community in Providence, Rhode Island for 35 years, and we are proud of our success and fine record of client service," said Timothy Sullivan, office managing partner. "This will be a seamless transition, and together, the combined firms can best offer the resources and specialties of a large firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm, giving us a distinct market advantage."

BlumShapiro serves as business advisors for today's leading middle market companies, non-profit organisations and government entities, with groups dedicated to serving the government, manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction, non-profit, education, automotive and healthcare industries.

Since 1975, Sullivan & Company has been a trusted business partner of privately owned businesses, non-profit organisations and individuals, offering a full range of audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services to a diverse client base located in and around the Rhode Island area. Sullivan & Company's long-time success is rooted in its accounting expertise, its diverse array of services and in placing a priority on responsiveness and communication.

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