M&A roundup: Haskell & White merges in Katherman Kitts; and KRD combines with Popowcer Katten
Haskell & White adds Katherman Kitts & Co.
Details: Haskell & White LLP and Katherman Kitts & Co. have combined forces in Irvine, effective Feb. 1, 2017, and are operating under Haskell & White’s name.
The deal beefed up Haskell & White’s international tax practice and brought more technology clients to the firm. The two firms have worked closely together over the years, occupying the same office building in Irvine.
As part of the deal, Katherman Kitts co-founders James Katherman and Stacie Kitts have joined Haskell & White as partners and brought the rest of their team to the combined firm, which now totals more than 75 professionals.
“We will add more capabilities, including Katherman Kitts & Co.’s deep experience with technology companies and international tax expertise, to bring an even greater level of service to the clients of both firms,” said Haskell & White managing partner Wayne Pinnell in a statement. “Having worked in the same building with Katherman Kitts & Co. for several years, we have gotten to know them personally as well as professionally, and we believe the cultures of our teams will blend seamlessly while producing excellent results.”
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond merges in Popowcer Katten
Details: Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond has added Popowcer Katten in Chicago.
The merger gives Schaumburg, Ill.-based KRD an office in nearby Chicago. The combined firm will have 65 employees, offering accounting, assurance, tax strategies and preparation, and business services, along with other specialized services.
“This merger gives the firm the capacity to handle large clients and complex issues while still being small enough to provide specialized services to our clients,” said KRD co-managing partner Allen Kutchins in a statement.