Cherry Bekaert Acquires Frasier Dean & Howard

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY17 net revenue of $173.8 million) acquired Frasier Dean & Howard (FDH) of Nashville, Tenn. In combining with FDH, Cherry Bekaert enters the Nashville market with 11 partners and more than 50 associates in the new Nashville practice.

“Cherry Bekaert has the desire to expand into growing markets that can benefit from our industry-focused, growth advisory service approach, so Nashville has been at the top of our list for some time,” says Howard Kies, MP of Cherry Bekaert. “Given its longevity and strong reputation for client service, FDH was a perfect match to help us enter the Nashville market.”

“Cherry Bekaert’s reputation with industries important to Nashville’s economy will serve as an ongoing catalyst for our growth as one firm,” says Barry Dean, co-MP of FDH.