Cole, Newton & Duran, a firm based in Livonia, Mich., is acquiring two other firms in the Detroit area, Michael G. Thomas CPA and Bartos, Hoffer, Lustig & Tomes, PC.

The deals will boost Cole Newton’s headcount from 26 to 41, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Thomas’s firm has 10 employees in Novi while Bartos Hoffer Lustig & Tomes has five in Livonia.

Both Michael Thomas and Mike Tomes are joining Cole Newton as a result of the deal.

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