Top 100 Firm BKD LLP has acquired the Erie, Pa.-based accounting firm Malin Bergquist & Co. LLP. Malin Bergquist will officially join BKD on Oct. 1, 2013.

“Malin Bergquist and BKD are well-matched in many regards, starting with our cultural commonalities,” BKD CEO Ted Dickman said in a statement.  “A shared focus on integrity and an innovative approach to exceptional service have enabled both firms to build a loyal client base that values professionalism, expertise and responsiveness.”

Malin Bergquist was established 50 years ago and currently has 75 staff members who serve a diverse mix of clients from offices in Erie and Pittsburgh.

BKD will gain eight new partners, including Malin Bergquist CEO Jeffrey Deane. Deane will serve as managing partner of BKD’s Pennsylvania offices, which will remain at their current addresses.

With the addition of Malin Bergquist, BKD now has 33 offices throughout 15 states, combined annual revenues of more than $425 million and approximately 2,100 professionals, including 250 partners.