LarsonAllen, Clifton Gunderson announce merger

Accounting and consulting firms Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen LLP, announced Tuesday plans to merge and form “one of the top-10 accounting firms in the United States,” according to a joint statement. The new firm will be named CliftonLarsonAllen.

The partners of both firms, which feature healthcare specializations, have agreed to the combination. The merger will take effect January 2, 2012.

The combination of firms will serve privately held businesses and their owners, as well as entities in the public sector, which includes nonprofits. The new firm will have more than $550 million in combined revenue, 3,600 employees and operate from 25 states and Washington D.C.

“Coming together heightens our capacity to develop that vital focus and extend it beyond our accounting and advisory services to our wealth management and outsourcing capabilities,” LarsonAllen CEO Gordy Viere said in a statement.

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