Blue & Co. LLC Merges with Ossege Combs & Mann Ltd.

Carmel, Ind.-based Blue & Co. LLC (FY14 net revenue of $64.4 million) and Ossege Combs & Mann Ltd. of Cincinnati announced their merger, effective July 1. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co. and will welcome the Cincinnati location to its list of offices across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Texas.

Ossege Combs & Mann partners, Greg Ossege, Mike Combs, Stephen Mann and John Brater, will become directors (partner) in Blue & Co. bringing the total number of directors to 42. The combined staff will total 340 professionals in 10 offices across 4 states. Mann will be the director in charge of the Cincinnati location.

“We are looking forward to bringing the deep industry and technical expertise of both Ossege Combs & Mann and Blue & Co. together to offer our clients an expanded skill set and geographical reach while maintaining the friendly, client-first culture of both firms,” says Brad Shaw, managing director of Blue & Co. “The expertise and reputation of both firms complement each other and make us a stronger and more competitive organization. Blue has seen tremendous growth over the last 45 years and this combination will provide us with additional growth opportunities while maintaining the same local responsiveness in which our clients have enjoyed from the start.”

Greg Ossege MP of Ossege Combs & Mann Ltd. says, “We built our firm on three main attributes, being knowledgeable, approachable and responsive. As a firm we have been quick to recognize when we need to change, what the change should be and we have acted swiftly to implement those changes. We recognized the changing dynamic in the marketplace and knew we needed to change by expanding our firm. We strategically sought out a way to expand our firm so we could provide the specialized industry expertise companies and their owners are seeking. In doing so we looked for a partner which would complement our specialized industry expertise in a culture that allowed us to continue to be us. We found the perfect fit with Blue.”

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