Plante Moran Acquires IPA 100 Firm

Southfield, Mich.-based Plante Moran (FY17 net revenue of $520.5 million) has announced that the team at Denver-based EKS&H (FY17 net revenue of $105.9 million) will be joining Plante Moran.

When the EKS&H team joins Plante Moran on Oct. 1, the combined firm will have more than 3,000 professionals working in 27 offices, serving national and international clients in the middle-market.

By adding offices and clients throughout the Western United States, Plante Moran will expand its domestic presence beyond the Great Lakes region and strengthen its expertise in energy and other key market segments, as well as collaborating to create new national practices.

“We are delighted to join forces with EKS&H, which shares our cultural DNA and our passion for providing unmatched client service,” says Plante Moran MP Jim Proppe. “The firm is recognized as the largest CPA firm in Denver and in the Rocky Mountain region, with respected practices in energy, high tech, transportation and other areas that complement our current offerings. We share a strong foundation in the services we provide and the industries we serve, which will allow us to better serve our clients while we accelerate our growth. Together, we will have the power to strengthen our client-oriented technology infrastructure to build on our digital premium brand.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Plante Moran, a like-minded firm deeply rooted in its commitment to clients and staff,” says EKS&H CEO Bob Hottman. “When we began discussions with Plante Moran, we were pleased to find a true consistency of our core values and philosophy, and a strong cultural alignment. Our profession will face many changes in the coming years. We will be better and stronger facing them together with our new colleagues in the Midwest.”