Crowe Horwath has reached an agreement with Crowe GHP Horwath (GHP) for the Denver accounting and consulting firm’s people and operations to join Crowe on Jan. 1, 2017.

Both Top 100 accounting and technology firm Crowe and GHP are members of the Crowe Horwath International network of independent accounting and advisory services firms.

GHP was established in 1955 and provides accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in the nonprofit, health care, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and hospitality industries.

GHP, which has 82 professionals and four partners, will join Crowe and operate under that name, establishing Crowe’s first Denver office. In addition to the U.S., Crowe has offices in Europe, Canada, Cayman Islands and India. GHP has significant relationships in Asia.

 “As part of the same international network, Crowe Horwath LLP and Crowe GHP Horwath have worked together for many years and our values align,” said Crowe CEO Jim Powers in a statement. “Crowe’s brand promise is to help our clients and our people make smart decisions to create lasting value.  We already have 40 clients and nearly 50 people working remotely in the Denver area. With the market continuing to grow, this is definitely a smart decision that we believe will build lasting value for the future.”  

“Now is the right time for us to come together,” stated Nadine Pietrowski, current CEO of Crowe GHP Horwath. “We’re looking forward to joining Crowe, as it will provide numerous opportunities for our clients and our people.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.