BKD Acquires Harper & Pearson Financial Institution Practice

Springfield, Mo.-based BKD CPAs & Advisors (FY17 net revenue of $564.4 million) acquired the financial institution practice of Harper & Pearson Company (FY16 net revenue of $15.6 million) of Houston, effective Jan. 9. Harper Pearson will continue to serve their clients under the Harper & Pearson name in other capacities.

“Harper & Pearson’s commitment to client service and true expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward,” says Ted Dickman, CEO of BKD.

“They have a strong reputation and will help us to expand our footprint in Texas. As the financial institution industry continues to experience consolidation, we believe the strength of the combined teams will better position us to serve our clients,” says Harper & Pearson Houston MP Kimberly McKay.

“This combination of talent and expertise positions BKD for the expansion of our dynamic financial institution practice both in Houston and around Texas,” says Debbie Scanlon, BKD’s south region financial services leader.