Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Three Mississippi Firms Join BKD

BKD, LLP, Springfield, Missouri, is acquiring three Jackson, Mississippi accounting firms: Smith, Turner & Reeves, P.A.; Johnson, Bruce & Host, PLLC and Shearer, Taylor & Co., P.A. Together, the firms have $10 million in annual revenues and 70 staffers, including 12 partners.

Peder Johnson, managing member of Johnson Bruce & Host and Jon Turner, managing partner of Smith, Turner & Reeves, will be co-partners in charge of the BKD Mississippi practice, after the merger, which is effective June 1st.

The combination creates the second largest CPA & advisory firm in Jackson and the third largest in Mississippi, BKD says.

BKD has $318 million in net revenues, 1.900 employees including 230 partners and 27 offices. It's the largest U.S. member of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms.

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