HoganTaylor Acquires JPMS Cox

Tulsa, Okla.-based HoganTaylor (FY16 net revenue of $34.3 million) will acquire JPMS Cox of Little Rock, Ark., on Jan. 1.

“In track record, in culture, in expertise and focus on client service, these two firms fit hand in glove,” says HoganTaylor CEO Randy Nail. “By joining forces, we’re capturing tremendous synergy to create value for our clients, communities and employees. HoganTaylor gains a stronger presence in Arkansas, dozens of talented CPAs and support staff and several additional expert practice areas. JPMS Cox adds a deeper bench, increased capacity and specialized services like cybersecurity to better serve its growing client list.”

JPMS MP Gary Cooper agreed that the firms have “complementary skills, teams and industry expertise” and that the merger would help the firm bring more specialized services to clients and better serve them.

HoganTaylor has three main service lines: assurance, tax and advisory services. Niche services include cybersecurity, human capital services and outsourced CFO services.

JPMS has six divisions: tax, audit and other assurance, employee benefits, valuation, forensic and litigation support, and strategic business solutions. Specialized practice areas serve the construction, nonprofit, financial institution and real estate sectors.