Ohio Firm, Skoda Minotti Acquires Tax Practice

Mayfield Village, Ohio-based Skoda Minotti (FY11 net revenue of $21.3 million) acquired the tax firm of Gerald M. Appel, CPA, Inc. Through this merger, Gerald Appel and his team join the firm’s tax planning and preparation department.

Appel’s firm specialized in catering to companies in the healthcare, manufacturing and real estate and construction industries.

“Jerry’s significant industry experience will undoubtedly complement our existing ability to provide CPA, business and financial advisory services to our clients,” says Greg Skoda, chairman of SM. “Joining Skoda Minotti will give our clients access to a new depth of accounting and business advisory expertise,” Appel says. “Beyond the traditional accounting services, we’re excited to offer our clients access to niche service offerings such information technology, marketing and staffing that can help them take their businesses to the next level.”

Thus far in 2012, Skoda Minotti has acquired several firms across various business lines, including: Quantam Network Services, PBnJ Solutions and Core Information Management. “We are actively seeking acquisition opportunities across each of our niche areas in order to expand our knowledge, experience and our ability to deliver on the promise to our clients,” says Skoda.