Moss Adams, Mohler, Nixon & Williams to Merge Jan. 1

Two IPA Top 100 firms, Seattle-based Moss Adams (FY11 net revenue of $323 million) and Campbell, Calif.-based Mohler, Nixon & Williams (FY12 net revenue of $34.3 million) will combine effective Jan. 1.

The merger will strengthen the presence of Moss Adams in Silicon Valley, while MNW will gain expertise in several industries, the firms announced in a joint statement. “Combining Moss Adams and Mohler, Nixon & Williams positions us to meet the accounting and business consulting needs of the expanding business community in Silicon Valley and across California,” said Rick Anderson, CEO of Moss Adams.

Mohler, Nixon & Williams, which specializes in services to the technology industry, brings 25 partners and more than 160 employees to the deal. The firm also conducts more employee benefit plan audits annually than any other firm in the Bay Area. Combined with the expansive employee benefit services practice of Moss Adams, the practice will be one of the largest in the nation.

“Both Mohler, Nixon & Williams and Moss Adams are like-minded firms with similar business ideals and goals, and we couldn’t ask for a better partner in this combination,” said Steve Vidlock, CEO and managing partner of Mohler, Nixon & Williams. “The quality of work at Moss Adams and its partners, staff and clients command incredible respect in our industry.

In spring 2013 the Santa Clara office of Moss Adams will move to the existing Mohler, Nixon & Williams office in Campbell, and the San Francisco office of Mohler, Nixon & Williams will combine with the Moss Adams office there.