BerganKDV buys Carlson Hartsock

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BerganKDV has acquired Carlson Hartsock & Guither, a firm based in Iowa City, effective Dec. 5, 2016.

The deal enables St. Cloud, Minnesota-based BerganKDV to expand its presence in Iowa. The firm already has an office in Coralville, Iowa. BerganKDV formed from a merger last year of three predecessor firms: Bergan Paulsen, Networking Solutions and KDV. BerganKDV ranked 83rd on Accounting Today’s 2016 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $45.48 million in annual revenue.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to grow our presence in Iowa with a team that shares our core values,” said BerganKDV CEO Chris Honkomp in a statement.

After the merger, the combined firm will have approximately 300 full-time employees working in seven offices in Iowa and Minnesota.

“We look forward to being able to offer a broader range of services to our clients as well as access to an additional depth of expertise” said Carlson Hartsock & Guither’s managing member Bruce Guither in a statement.

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