CliftonLarsonAllen Acquires Three Firms

Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen (FY14 net revenue of $599 million), which has merged in four firms in recent weeks, announced three more mergers: Komisar Brady & Co. of Milwaukee, Four Point Partners of Edina, Minn., and Guthoff Mehall Allen & Company of Bloomington, Ill.

“We have always prided ourselves on working closely with our clients and providing personalized service,” says Komisar Brady MP Kathy Bennett. “We are fortunate to have found a great match in CLA which will allow for us to continue our long-practiced tradition of service as well as the ability to offer a broader range of support to our many clients.”

Each of the partners at Four Point are joining CLA as principals.

“It wasn’t the first time we were approached by other firms,” says Four Point Partners partner Marc Bouchard. “After just one conversation you know if there is a compelling cultural fit. That matters in a relationship business — trust and empowerment enable our team to deliver optimal results.”

Guthoff Mehall Allen partner Rick Mehall says, “Our industry becomes more complex and specialized all the time. Joining CLA allows us to offer deeper resources and expertise to our clients, while retaining the close, personal attention our clients expect and appreciate from a small firm.”

“Our clients expect us to fully understand their business, not just the accounting function,” says CLA Chief Practice Officer Steve DeBruyn. “When we fully understand our clients, we earn their trust and respect and they feel free to turn to us for advice. And, we feel free to come to clients with ideas and suggestions. Growth and success follow.”

All mergers were effective Jan. 1. Other recent mergers are Waltham, Mass.-based Accounting Management Solutions, Gottlieb, Flekier & Co. of Overland Park, Kan., Milwaukee-based Titus and Stanislawski & Harrison CPAs of Pasadena, Calif.