Antares Group to Acquire Franchise Group of Gray Gray & Gray

Emmitt W. White

Antares Group of Conyers, Ga., will acquire the Franchise Group with Canton, Mass.-based Gray Gray & Gray (FY17 net revenue of $22.9 million) effective Oct. 1. The combined group will operate under the Antares Group name.

The merger of the two firms brings together two leading CPA firms renowned for their work with restaurant franchisees, including McDonald’s owner/operators across the country. Once the acquisition is complete, Antares Group will represent nearly 1,600 McDonald’s restaurants in 37 states, making it one of the largest CPA firms in the United States that serves McDonald’s owner/operators.

Antares Group has been serving quick-service restaurant owners, small business owners and individuals since 1984. The Franchise Group at Gray Gray & Gray likewise has more than 30 years of experience working with quick-service restaurant owners, full-service restaurants and other business owners.

Antares Group provides comprehensive back office outsourcing, a full-range of monthly accounting services, tax planning and business strategy advice, next-generation planning, purchase and sales consulting, and estate and retirement planning.

“Our combined experience and expertise positions us to pool our resources with the best people and technology to continue to be the leading accounting firm working with McDonald’s owner/operators and small businesses,” says Emmitt White, CEO of Antares Group.

“This opportunity to merge with Antares Group is exciting for us and aligns with our goal of being the premier CPA firm serving restaurateurs and McDonald’s owner/operators,” said Mark Kashgegian, a Gray Gray and Gray partner.