Berberich Trahan acquires Topeka office of CBIZ MHM

Berberich Trahan & Co. has acquired the Topeka, Kansas, offices of CBIZ MHM LLC and its affiliated CPA firm Mayer Hoffman McCann, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

As a result of the deal, the combined firm will have more than 50 employees. BT&Co. plans to keep both its existing Topeka offices and the one it’s acquiring from CBIZ MHM open until the fall and then relocate to a larger office space. The business will operate under the name Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.

CBIZ, based in Cleveland, is a publicly traded company that runs the CBIZ MHM accounting firm and is affiliated with the auditing firm Mayer Hoffman McCann in an alternative practice arrangement.

CBIZ headquarters in Cleveland

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CBIZ MHM ranked 10th on Accounting Today’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $718.57 million in annual revenue.

“We are pleased to have found the right fit to serve the needs of our Topeka staff and clients,” said CBIZ Financial Services president Chris Spurio in a statement.

The CBIZ MHM Topeka office has been operating for 40 years. As part of BT&Co., it will continue to offer audit, tax, accounting and consulting services, targeted at clients in the real estate, construction, nonprofit and health care sectors.

BT&Co. dates back to 1913 and offers audit, tax, accounting and consulting services. The firm specializes in providing auditing services to local governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans, in addition to tax, general accounting, and consulting services to businesses and nonprofits. BT&Co. is a member of the RSM US Alliance.

“For 105 years, Berberich Trahan has offered exceptional service to clients in eastern Kansas,” said BT&Co. managing director Karen Linn in a statement. “We are excited to grow the business with the CBIZ employees and clients by exploring new opportunities with a continued focus on service and commitment.”

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