Two North Carolina Firms Combine

Greensboro, N.C.-based LBA Haynes Strand, with two other offices in Matthews and Mount Airy, N.C., announced that it is merging with McArthur McKeiver and Vaughan of Matthews, N.C.

The combination will add three principals to the LBA Haynes Strand team with the additions of Brad McKeiver, Steve Vaughan and Patrick Coleman. This will increase the total of principals to 13 and number of employees to 80 across the three North Carolina offices.

The firm will continue to operate under the LBA Haynes Strand name. The incoming team will join the Matthews office.

LBA Haynes Strand CEO John Bly tells the Charlotte Business Journal that McArthur McKeiver & Vaughan will add a strong dental accounting and consulting practice, a forensic accounting offering and a profitability consulting service offering.

LBA Haynes Strand is always looking for potential merger and acquisition opportunities. The firm aims to become a one-stop shop for middle-market business owners’ accounting and financial needs in the area, he tells the newspaper.

“I am most looking forward to attacking the market – the opportunity to go to market as a bigger firm, offering additional services and an additional niche,” Bly says. “And to have the team together as we hit our busy season.”

In December, the firm announced the acquisition of SeeRisk Management Advisors, a risk management firm in High Point, N.C.