Southeast Firms Agree to Merge

Greenville, S.C.-based Elliott Davis (FY12 net revenue of $61.02 million) and Lunsford and Strickland of Raleigh, N.C. have agreed to combine their firms effective July 1. The move will establish a Raleigh office for Elliott Davis. “We have served Triangle-based clients for years; therefore, Raleigh is a strategic opportunity and prime location for us,” said Elliott Davis Managing Shareholder Rick Davis. “By joining forces with Lunsford & Strickland, Elliott Davis will add top caliber talent who will help us seed and grow an even more significant local presence in the near term.”

Founded in 1989, Lunsford & Strickland provides assurance, tax, business valuation and litigation support services to businesses in the Triangle and beyond. The firm serves diverse clients in industries such as biotech, life sciences, software, health care, not-for-profits, closely-held businesses, real estate as well as retail and hospitality.

“Together, we can serve our clients at a higher level by tapping into both the broad and specialized expertise our joined firms will bring to the table,” says John Lunsford, partner at Lunsford & Strickland. The firm’s other partners are James Hayne and Jon Strickland.

The combined firm of 450-people will have offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Greenwood, S.C.; Augusta, Ga.; and Richmond, Va.