GBH CPAs PC and Prather Kalman have merged their practices under the GBH name. The combined firm will have about 40 employees.    

"Prather Kalman has been serving privately-held businesses in the Houston marketplace for many years," Prather Kalman president Gail Prather said in a statement. "Prather Kalman and GBH each have specialties and experience, when combined, offer a greater depth of service. This merger is a natural fit and one that would offer our clients and our staff many positive opportunities and benefits." 

"We have known Prather Kalman for many years and have always respected their firm," commented GBH CEO Jeff Houston. "Given our complementary strengths in public and private business and our shared vision, we look forward to deploying our larger combined resources to the marketplace. Prather Kalman significantly broadens our tax advisory practice and brings us new service lines in its valuation, litigation support and consulting practices."

The new firm offers audit, tax, advisory and valuation services including ESOPs to public and private companies in the biotech, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, non-profit, professional services and technology markets. 

GBH COO David Grossman stated that the combined firm will create expanded career opportunities. The firm recently hired six new professionals and anticipates increased opportunities for CPAs in Spring 2014.